ANTI DIURETIC HORMonE (ADH)
Antidiuretic hormone is useful in regulating water reabsorption in the kidney reducing diuresis and helps in increasing blood pressure and volume. It diagnoses the characteristics of diabetes insipidus, psychogenic water intoxication and as an adjunct in the diagnosis of syndrome of SIADH.
How to prepare for the test?
A patient is advised to fast at least 6 hours prior to sampling and no liquids including water should be allowed.