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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeACEC
Method

ACE mass assay (unaffected by ACE inhibitors) ran on Beckman AU480 analyser at Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory.

Occasionally plasma ACE samples can be forwarded here as well.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

For diagnosis and monitoring of sarcoidosis.

CSF ACE in meningeal sarcoid should be up in the serum range 

 

External Price$864.42(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenPaired CSF and serum separated from cells frozen
Paediatric SpecimenMinimum 200uL serum(preferred) or CSF
Sample Delivery to Labpreferably on ice
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsCSF samples can be stored at 2-8C for up to 7 days. For longer periods store frozen - stable frozen up to 180 days (from Mayo clinic lab website)
Aliquot Transport to CHLFROZEN
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0118 | x80118
Test AvailabilityFrozen shipment sent monthly
Turnaround Time4 weeks
Referred toPathology Queensland Central Laboratory
Reference Interval

Normal CSF ACE (Mass) 0.3-7.4 ug/L

 

Additional Information

Blood contamination of CSF is a problem, because serum levels are 30-130 IU/L.   Heparinised plasma OK but serum is less prone to turbidity.

 

Delphic Number Test Number5823

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