Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) is an enzyme that controls Blood Pressure. This test evaluates the ACE level in the Blood to diagnose the SarcoidosisHealth condition in which Immune cells accumulated and form small lumps (Granulomas) in various parts which affect Lungs, Eyes, and Skin.
Test Code: 449
₹ 1,200.00


Why ACE test?


ACE is an angiotensin-converting enzyme. The ACE test is primarily ordered to help diagnose and monitor sarcoidosis. It is often ordered as a part of an investigation in chronic troubling cases due to sarcoidosis. Higher levels than normal ACE is found in cirrhosis, Gaucher’s disease, psoriasis, amyloidosis, diabetes, HIV, histoplasmosis, hyperthyroidism, etc. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease in which granulomas or clumps of inflammatory cells are formed in various organs. The cause for this organ inflammation in sarcoidosis are agents like viruses, bacteria, chemicals, etc. the commonly affected organs in sarcoidosis are lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, skin (hair loss), liver, heart, and brain (seizures, hearing loss, and headaches). Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis are fatigue, fever, weight loss, joint pain, dry mouth, nose bleeds, and abdominal swelling. Other tests other than ACE includes diagnosis includes clinical examination for findings of signs and symptoms like swollen lymph nodes, auscultation of heart and lungs (for abnormal heart sounds like murmurs – like rasping and whooshing) and (abnormal lung sounds like rhonchi, crackles, wheeze, stridor), palpation for hepatomegaly or/and splenomegaly, chest X-ray for granulomas, CT-scan of chest, lung function test, kidney function test and liver function tests, etc.  

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein.Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMENREQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory  RTDIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.