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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)

Test Name

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE, Peptidylpeptide Hydrolase, Kinase II, Sarcoidosis )

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Ensure both sample and requisition are lebeled properly. Collect after overnight fast to avoid interference from lipemia. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Note: This test is also availavle in fluid. Collect in plain red top or sterile container for fluid samples.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Serum collected with or without gel separator. Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: ACE is stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated for 15 Days and frozen at -20C or colder for 90days. Thaw samples only once.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

3 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 1y: 16 - 126 1-3y: 14 - 108 3-5y: 12 - 89 5-10y: 14 - 106

10-13y: 15 - 111 13-17y: 13 - 100 17-20y: 11 - 79 >20Y: 9 - 63

Female non-pregnant: < 10 ug/L

Test code



Spectrophotometric (Kinetic rate method)

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: November 07, 2019