TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FACEC    
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, CSF

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Spinal Fluid

Sources: CSF

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:  Collect 1 mL of spinal fluid (CSF). Ship frozen.

 

Note: Gadolinium contrast agents have been reported to inhibit ACE activity. Therefore, CSF containing gadolinium-based contrast agents should not be submitted to the laboratory for evaluation.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis: Mild Reject; Gross Reject
Thawing: Cold OK; Warm reject
Lipemia: NA
Icterus: NA
Other: Xanthochromic samples (yellow colour), CSF containing gadolinium-based contrast agents

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFFrozen (preferred)180 days
 Refrigerated 7 days