Angiotensin-1 Converting Enzyme
Label Mnemonic: ANCE
Epic Lab Code: LAB563
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
Minimum:
3 mL whole blood from light green top tube or 1 Microtainer® for pediatric patients
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
Adults 8-52 U/L. Expected values are reported as higher in children and young adults under the age of 19 years than in older adults.
Comments:
Testing should not be performed in patients currently taking ACE inhibitors (e.g., benazepril, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril) as these drugs dramatically lower ACE levels.
Methodology:
Kinetic Determination
CPT Code:
82164
 
See also:
Angiotensin-1 Convert Enzyme-Other, Body Fluid