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Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)


Lab Code : ACE


Test Background
Increased amounts of ACE often correlate to the presence of granulomas secondary to sarcoidosis, an idiopathic condition that often affects the lungs but may also affect the eyes, skin, nerves, liver and heart. About 50-80 % of patients with active sarcoidosis will have elevated levels of ACE.


Clinical Indications
Presentation of granulomas, a chronic cough or SOB, red watery eyes and/or joint pain.


Reference Range
SST: 10-70 IU/L


Sample Required
SST (gold top)


Sample Volume
0.5 mL


Turnaround Time
SST: 1 day


Notes
For CSF ACE analysis see CSF Angiotensin Converting Enzyme in the Specialist Protein Section.


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