FACEC - Specimen: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, CSF

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FACEC    
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, CSF

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex 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.

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

0.3 mL

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


Mild Reject; Gross Reject


Cold OK; Warm reject






Xanthochromic samples (yellow colour)

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
CSFFrozen (preferred)180 days
 Refrigerated 7 days