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ADH - Antidiuretic hormone

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ADH

Synonyms

  • HAD
  • Vasopressin
  • Arginine - Vasopressin
  • Antidiuretic hormone
  • Antidiuretic hormone

Clinic significance

A peptide secreted by the neuronal cells of the supraoptic nuclei of the hypothalamus. Its rate of secretion is under the control of cerebral osmoreceptors and baroreceptors in the carotid arteries. This test can be used to distinguish between syndromes which feature polyuria, polydipsia and hyposthenuria (nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, central diabetes insipidus and primary polydipsia with potomania) and those associated with the over-production of vasopressin (e.g. over-production by ectopic tumors - inappropriate antidiuretic hormone syndrome, or secondary to CNS lesions or adrenal or thyroid insufficiency).

Pre-analytical

  • 3 mL
  • Plasma EDTA + Aprotinine - not hemolyzed
  • FROZEN

Further information

  • 1 individual aliquot for this analysis
  • Freeze the sample within 1 hour after sampling
  • Spin down in a refrigerated centrifuge

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay

Turn around Time

6 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Paris
Specialty
Biochemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Jean Marc VANDERNOTTE
Dr Yanis BOUAMRA
Phone(s)
+331 49 59 63 01
+331 49 59 17 20

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