Vasopressin (ADH)

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3900,00 rsd

Obrtno Vreme

15 days

Uzorkovanje

Drawing blood

Kategorija

Immunohemistry

Laboratory IntroLab Belgrade offers a range of diagnostic tests, one of which is the analysis of vasopressin, better known as the antidiuretic hormone (ADH). For additional information and to schedule a vasopressin (ADH) analysis, feel free to contact our team.

What is vasopressin (ADH)?

Vasopressin, or antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary, a small gland at the base of the brain. ADH plays a crucial role in regulating the body’s water balance. This hormone stimulates the kidneys to absorb more water from the filtered blood serum, resulting in more concentrated urine and decreased urine output.

Why is measuring vasopressin important?

Measuring ADH levels is important because it helps diagnose and monitor certain conditions related to the body’s water balance. These conditions include:

  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)
  • Hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels)
  • Polyuria (increased urination)

When is the test needed?

A vasopressin test is usually recommended when you have symptoms indicating problems with your body’s water balance. These may include:

  • Excessive urination
  • Constant thirst
  • Dehydration
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Confusion
  • Seizures

In some cases, vasopressin testing is used to monitor the effectiveness of therapy for these diseases or to monitor patients after pituitary surgery.

How are the results interpreted?

The results of the vasopressin test can vary depending on the laboratory performing the test, but generally, normal values are between 1-5 pg/mL.

  • Elevated vasopressin levels may indicate conditions such as syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), kidney disease, infections, stress, or a pituitary tumor.
  • Low vasopressin levels may be an indicator of diabetes insipidus, hyperaldosteronism, or conditions such as dehydration or excessive fluid intake.

High or low vasopressin levels alone cannot diagnose a disease. They are merely an indicator that further testing or assessments are needed.

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Uzorak: Venous blood

Obrtno vreme: 15 days

Priprema: No special preparation is needed.

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