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Sample Type: SERUM
ACE is an enzyme that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II, which helps to regulate the blood pressure in the body. This test is used to identify and monitor a condition called sarcoidosis. It may be ordered to help differentiate granulomatous conditions like tuberculosis and fungal infections from sarcoidosis. It may also be used to rule out Gaucher's disease, a genetic disease where fat accumulates inside cells.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking