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Anti Diuretic Hormone

Overview Brief

Anti Diuretic Hormone test measures the level of the anti-diuretic hormone that helps the kidneys to regulate the amount of water in the body.

What is Anti Diuretic Hormone Test?

Anti Diuretic Hormone test aids in the diagnosis of a condition known as central diabetes insipidus. It also helps in the investigation of the causes of low sodium levels in the body.

Why is Anti Diuretic Hormone test Suggested?

Anti Diuretic Hormone test is recommended when a patient shows the following symptoms.

  • Low sodium in the blood.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Increased thirst.

How is Anti Diuretic Hormone Test Performed?

The Anti Diuretic Hormone test is performed at a pathology lab.

  • A blood sample is collected from the veins.
  • The sample is tested in the lab to measure the level of Anti-diuretic hormone.

Increased or decreased levels of the anti-diuretic hormone in the Anti Diuretic Hormone test report are a cause of concern and should be further investigated.

What are the Parameters Measured in Anti Diuretic Hormone Test?

The Anti Diuretic Hormone Test is used to measure the level of ADH and find out reasons for abnormal levels of the hormone.

Preparation before Performing Anti Diuretic Hormone Test

Taking medicines or other chemical substances can affect the results of Anti Diuretic Hormone test.

  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol before the Anti Diuretic Hormone test.
  • Avoid taking diuretics, insulin, haloperidol, lithium, and steroids before the test.

Post-care after Anti Diuretic Hormone Test

Anti Diuretic Hormone test is a quick procedure. Follow the instructions of the lab technician and go home when it is permitted.

Sample Types in Anti Diuretic Hormone Test

Anti Diuretic Hormone Test is done using a blood sample obtained from the veins of the patient.

Side Effects/Risks of Anti Diuretic Hormone Test

Anti Diuretic Hormone has minor side-effects that disappear on their own.

  • Infection at the sample collection site for Anti Diuretic Hormone.
  • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy.

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