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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - Blood

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic ACE
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

1.0 mL serum

Specimen Handling

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off and freeze immediately. Transport serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw. 

Additional Information

Patient should not be on ACE inhibitor drugs (e.g. Captopril, Vasotec).

Collect after overnight fast to avoid interference from lipemia.

Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) ACE
Reference Interval