ARGININE VASOPRESSIN / ANTI DIURETIC HORMONE (ADH), PLASMA
Arginine Vasopressin (Anti Diuretic Hormone) regulates water readsorption in the kidney reducing diuresis and increasing blood volume and pressure. This assay is useful in the diagnosis and characterization of Diabetes insipidus, diagnosis of Psychogenic water intoxication and as an adjunct in the diagnosis of Syndrome of Inappropriate secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH) including ectopic Arginine Vasopressin production.
Patient must be fasting for 6 houprior to sampling. No liquids including water allowed.
Sample by 7th of the month; Report after 2–3 weeks