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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, CSF

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ACEC
Test group ACE
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Spectrophotometric kinetic
Collection Instructions Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 1 mL CSF
Min. Volume 0.2 mL CSF
Processing notes Freeze sample at -20C Order Quest # 34692N
Units U/L
Normal range ≤ 15 U/L
Stability Room temperature 4 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 2 months
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information This test is useful in diagnosing patients with sarcoidosis involving the central nervous system and meninges.
CPT coding 82164-90
Last Updated 11/21/2013 12:42:29 PM
Entry Number 23
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