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Specimen Requirements

Title

ADH (ANTI-DIURETIC HORMONE/ARGININE VASOPRESSIN HORMONE)

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in three lavender EDTA tubes. Spin, separate plasma from cells within 2 hours and send 6mL plasma frozen in a screw-capped plastic transport tube.

Indicate PLASMA on transport tube. Contact lab for dry ice for shipment.

CRITICAL FROZEN.

Methodology

Stability

Frozen 1 month

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

7-14 days Performed Mon, Wed, FriI

Clinical Use

Aid in the diagnosis of urine concentration disorders, especially diabetes insipidus, syndrome of inappropriate ADH (SIADH), psychogenic water intoxication, and syndromes of ectopic ADH production. Also known as human arginine vasopressin.

Test Code

ADH

Holiday Information

Garcia Lab will be closed Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume our regular schedule on Friday.

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