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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / CSF ACE


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Common AbbreviationsNA
Tube typeWhite topped universal (no additives)
Clinical IndicationSerum ACE levels are increased in at least 60% of patients with active ‘Sarcoidosis’ and are useful for monitoring. CSF ACE has a limited diagnostic role in neurosarcoidosis but may be occasionally useful in monitoring disease progression/remission
Specimen TypeCSF
Sample typeCSF
Minimum Volume200µl
Special PrecautionsPatient should not be on ACE inhibitor
Stability7 days
Turnaround TimeContact Referral Laboratory
LaboratoryNeurometabolic Unit, London
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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