Angiotensin (ACE) Converting Enzyme Blood Test
Test Code: 010116
Specimen Type: Blood
Angiotensin (ACE) Converting Enzyme Test (Labcorp)
This test measures blood levels of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme or ACE in the blood. Ace is an enzyme which helps regulate blood pressure. The primary use of the ACE test is to aid in the diagnosis of Sarcoidosis, a disorder which causes the production of inflammatory nodules in various body tissues. This inflammation can affect the lungs, skin, eyes, lymph nodes, liver, heart, or spleen. Sarcoidosis is most common between the ages of 20-40 and may cause symptoms such as joint pain, red watery eyes, chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, dry mouth, and nosebleeds.
Ace testing is often ordered when a person has symptoms of Sarcoidosis to help differentiate it from other disorders. Testing may also be used to monitor treatment.
Turnaround for this test is typically 1-3 business days.
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Stop administration of captopril, enalapril, or lisinopril for 12 hours prior to venipuncture (reduces ACE activity).