Specimen Requirements

Title

ANTI-DIURETIC HORMONE (ADH)

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in three lavender EDTA tubes. Spin, separate plasma from cells within 2 hours and send 6 mL plamsa 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, Fri

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