Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)

The enzyme is a component of Rennin-Angiotensin System (RAS) which regulates the blood pressure by balancing the volume of the fluids of the body.Its role is converting the hormone Angiotensin I to the active vasoconstrictor Angiotensin II.
Interpretation: ACE is increased in AIDS, Fungal Respiratory infection (Histoplasmosis), Diabetes Mellitus, Hyperthyroidism, Lymphoma, Alcoholic Cirrhosis, Gaucher’s disease(Lipid metabolism disorder) and Tuberculosis. ACE also increases in Sarcoidosis (inflamatory immune system disease). Decreased ACE levels may be seen in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer, Emphysemia, cystic fibrosis, malnutrition, steroid drug therapy and hypothyroidism.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: Time:Next Day 6:00 PM