ADH (ANTI-DIURETIC HORMONE/ARGININE VASOPRESSIN HORMONE)
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.
Frozen 1 month
7-14 days Performed Mon, Wed, FriI
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.