Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

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Synonym/Acronym:
Angiotensin I–converting enzyme (ACE).

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

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Spectrophotometry.

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 16.667)
Newborn–child5–83 units/L83–1,383 nKat/L
Adult12–68 units/L200–1,133 nKat/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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