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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, Serum (ACE)
Test Code: ACESO
Synonyms/Keywords
Ace, Angiotensin-1 Converting Enzyme, Kinase II​
Useful For
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme is useful for monitoring patients on antihypertensive ACE inhibitor drugs (lowers ACE levels) or to monitor severity of Sarcoidosis (increased levels).  Ace levels are also elevated in Gaucher disease, leprosy, untreated hypertension, psoriasis, amyloidosis, histoplasmosis, liver diease and diabetes.  ACE testing may be ordered at regular intervals to monitor the course of the disease and the effectiveness of corticosteroid (prednisone) treatment.​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Red Top Tube (RTT)

0.5 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum ​ ​
Refrigerate​ (preferred) 7 days​
Frozen ​180 days
​Room Temperature ​24 hours
Rejection Criteria
Plasma
Significant lipemia ​
Mild hemolysis​
Mild icterus​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/ Instrumentation
Mayo Medical Laboratories Monday through Saturday 1 day (not reported on Sunday) Spectrophotometry
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
See Report
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82164​
Classification
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high complexity testing.
Synonyms/Keywords
Ace, Angiotensin-1 Converting Enzyme, Kinase II​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity

​ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme)

and

Angiotensin Conv Ez. (ACE)

​Cerner ​Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Red Top Tube (RTT)

0.5 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum ​ ​
Refrigerate​ (preferred) 7 days​
Frozen ​180 days
​Room Temperature ​24 hours
Rejection Criteria
Plasma
Significant lipemia ​
Mild hemolysis​
Mild icterus​
Useful For
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme is useful for monitoring patients on antihypertensive ACE inhibitor drugs (lowers ACE levels) or to monitor severity of Sarcoidosis (increased levels).  Ace levels are also elevated in Gaucher disease, leprosy, untreated hypertension, psoriasis, amyloidosis, histoplasmosis, liver diease and diabetes.  ACE testing may be ordered at regular intervals to monitor the course of the disease and the effectiveness of corticosteroid (prednisone) treatment.​
Reference Range Information
See Report
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/ Instrumentation
Mayo Medical Laboratories Monday through Saturday 1 day (not reported on Sunday) Spectrophotometry
Reference Lab
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82164​
Classification
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high complexity testing.
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.