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Arginine Vasopressin Hormone

Mnemonic

AVH PLASMA

Synonym

ADH - Antidiuretic Hormone - Vasopressin

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, three 5 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Handling

Separate plasma from cells and freeze ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

6.0 mL

Minimum Volume

2.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Nonfrozen specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

4-12 days

Method

Quantitative Radioimmunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (70027)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84588

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:36:56 PM


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