Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
ACE
Methodology

Quantitative Enzymatic

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

EDTA or heparin plasma. Hemolyzed specimens. CSF (refer to Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, CSF test code 0098974).

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

0-6 years: 18-90 U/L
7-14 years: 24-121 U/L
15-17 years: 18-101 U/L
18 years and older: 9-67 U/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Note:  Measurement of ACE activity for the evaluation of sarcoidosis is not reliable when ACE inhibitors are present. Serum ACE activity is markedly reduced in patients on ACE inhibitor therapy.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82164

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0080001 Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2742-5
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Aliases
  • ACE
  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
  • Angiotensin-1-Converting Enzyme
  • Angiotensin-1-Converting Enzyme Kinase II Peptidylpeptide Hydrolase
  • Kinase II
  • Peptidylpeptide Hydrolase
  • SACE
  • Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, Serum