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pawsPathologyManual: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Synonyms

ACE Serum, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL blood

Volume and Container

5.0 mL gold top SST blood tube

Storage and Transport

Serum stored frozen until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Jacksonville

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens other than serum, gross hemolysis

Turn Around Time

3-8 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

82164

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

38,869,144

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Evaluation of patients with suspected sarcoidosis

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Jacksonville

Schedule

Test performed Monday-Saturday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Jacksonville

Request Form

 

Methodology

SP

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

 

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

Serum ACE is significantly reduced in patients on ACE inhibitors such as Vasotec and captopril. The reference interval for children and adolescents may be as much as 50% higher than specimens from adults.

Interpretation

An elevation in ACE, along with radiographic evidence of infiltrates and/or adenopathy and organ biopsies showing non-caseating epithelial granulomas, is suggestive of a diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref ACE Level, Ref ACE

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir