ACE Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - Dr. Whitley


Sunquest Code:GACE  
Epic Code:LAB5671Epic Name:Angiotension Converting ENZ for Gaucher Syn
Order Instructions:Dr. Whitley only. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, Serum (AICE) is the preferred test.
Synonyms:Gaucher Enzyme Assay; Gaucher Syndrome; Gaucher Biomarker
Methodology:Kinetic
CPT Code:82164
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-14 days.
Special Instructions:Samples must be received by reference laboratory within 4 days of specimen collection.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; quantity not sufficient for analysis; improper contaner; samples greater than 4 days old.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Genzyme (Integrated Genetics) New Mexico)
Referral Lab number:374


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:ACE activity is a non-specific indicator of lipid storage and may be useful in monitoring the treatment of Gaucher disease.


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