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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

1050
4.8
NABL, CAP
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Overview
Interpreting Results
FAQ's

Overview of ACE

What is ACE?

When you have granulomas that produce small bumps under the skin, a lingering cough, red watery eyes, and/or other symptoms suggestive of sarcoidosis; regularly when you have active sarcoidosis to monitor its course.

Why is ACE done?

  1. If you have signs or symptoms suggestive of sarcoidosis like chronic cough or shortness of breath, watery eyes, joint pains or grnaolaomas 
  2. If you have been already diagnosed with sarcoidosis, this test may be ordered routinely to monitor the disease activity

Preparation for ACE

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for ACE

The sample type collected for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme is: Blood

Interpreting ACE results

Interpretations

  • An increased ACE level in a person with clinical findings suggestive of sarcoidosis means that it is likely that a person has an active case of sarcoidosis, if other diseases have been ruled out. The finding of a high ACE level helps to confirm the diagnosis 
  • A normal ACE level cannot be sued to rule out sarcoidosis since sarcoidosis may be present without an elevated ACE level 
  • It may also be used to monitor the course of treatment in sarcoidosis. An initial high level which decreases over time usually indicates spontaneous or therapy induced remission and a favorable prognosis. On the other hand, a rising ACE level may indicate either the disease is not responding or it is progressing 

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ACE

Frequently Asked Questions about Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Q. Are there any other conditions except sarcoidosis which can lead to increased or decreased ACE levels?
Decreased ACE levels may also be seen in lung diseases like emphysema, hypothyroidism, starvation, steroid therapy. The levels may be moderately increased in hyperthyroidism, diabetes, alcoholic cirrhosis, lymphoma, tuberculosis, leprosy

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NABL

CAP

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