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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (Ace)
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
ACE
Test information
Used in investigation of sarcoid, and cause of hypercalcaemia Elevated levels are found in sarcoidosis.   Elevated levels have been reported in Gaucher's disease (an inherited disorder of lipid metabolism). ACE Inhibitors can cause a low result
Pre-analytical
Unsuitable if bilirubin raised
Reference range
8 - 52 u/L
Special requirements
Serum
Tube type
SST
Gold top tube
Minimum volume
100 uL
TAT Inpatient
2 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
2 weeks
Referral lab
Dept of Clinical Chemistry, Hereford Hospital
Page last updated: 16 July 2019