Anti-Diuretic Hormone

Anti-Diuretic Hormone

Test Name:   Anti-Diuretic Hormone
Alternate Name (s):   ADH, ADH Vasopressin
Laboratory Module:   Lab
Ordering Mnemonic:   ADH
Specimen Type:   


Collection Container:   Lavender
Container Information
Lavender TubeLavender TubeMicro-Lavender TubeMicro-Lavender Tube
Collection Information:   Collect in a pre-chilled tube
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

TAT 45-60 days

Stat / Urgent


Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :   Specimen Requirements:
Collect in pre-chilled tube and separate at 4'C
3 ml (EDTA) plasma
Freeze Plasma immediately.
Send frozen.

Serum is not suitable for analysis.
If the specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis.
Simultaneous measurement of serum osmolality may be informative,
To measure basal ADH, collect after 12 hr fast with patient recumbent for 1h prior to collection.
Storage & Transport:   Collect in pre-chilled tube. Separate at 4'CFreeze ASAP. Send Frozen
Test Referred to :    Reference Lab


Updated as of June 27, 2013 cp

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