Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)
A circulating enzyme marker
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||Conditions in which ACE is raised and may be confused with sarcoidosis include TB, atypical mycobacteria, histoplasmaosis, coccidiodomycosis, allergic alveolitis, berylliosis, Hodgkin's, lung cancer, asbestosis and silicosis.
Other causes of a raised ACE include: acute & chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and bronchial asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical adenitis, connective tissue diseases, Gaucher's, leprosy, untreated hyperthyroidism, fungal disease, alcoholic liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis and DM.
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 24 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences LGI|
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Advice||Full information on all referred tests can be found on the referred tests information database, EQMS reference BSF2REC17003.|
|Collection Con||Minimum volume: 500µl serum
Instructions for Lab: Centrifuge, separate from cells and store frozen prior to analysis.
|Ref. Range Notes||Blood Sciences reference ranges are available through the useful information and links page:
|Telepath||LGI: LACE SJUH: JACE|
|ICE Codes||ACE2L ACE2J|