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Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme

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Angiotensin I–converting enzyme (ACE).

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing, evaluating treatment, and monitoring the progression of sarcoidosis, a granulomatous disease that primarily affects the lungs.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 16.667)
0–2 yr5–83 units/L83–1,383 nKat/L
3–7 yr8–76 units/L133–1,267 nKat/L
8–14 yr6–89 units/L100–1,483 nKat/L
Greater than 14 yr12–68 units/L200–1,133 nKat/L

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