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Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) Blood Test

* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.

Also Known As

Arginine Vasopressin Blood Test, AVP Test

The Purpose of an Antidiuretic Hormone Blood Test

Antidiuretic hormone (also known as ADH or arginine vasopressin) plays a very specific role in the body. Without adequate ADH levels, your kidneys won’t be able to process enough water to leave your body during urination. Fluid can then build up in your body, causing swelling, low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia), excessive thirst, and other issues.

The ADH blood test helps detect an imbalance of this hormone. There are many reasons you may have too much or too little ADH, including heart or liver failure, certain types of diabetes, medications, and brain tumor or injury.

Arginine Vasopressin (AVP, Antidiuretic Hormone) (37740)

What Does the ADH Test Measure?

This test will measure your ADH levels to ensure they are within normal range.

Who Should Take an ADH Lab Test?

There are some signs that would call for an antidiuretic hormone blood test, such as:

  • Unquenchable thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Dehydration
  • Low blood sodium

Blood Test for ADH Preparation

You don’t have to do anything special before giving the sample for your ADH test. If you are on medications, let your lab know to make sure they won’t interfere with your results.

Arginine Vasopressin Blood Test Results

Your ADH levels are typically considered normal if they fall between 1 and 5 pg/mL. For guidance on the next steps for treatment or further testing, schedule a telehealth appointment to consult with one of our board-certified doctors.

Where Can I Get a Blood Test for ADH Near Me?

Finding something specific, like an ADH lab test, may seem like it would be hard to find, but not when you go online to Personalabs. Our comprehensive selection of 400-plus health tests, including diabetes tests like the ADH blood test, help you get fast, accurate results to inform your healthcare decisions. Before starting our simple ordering process, be sure you live in a state that doesn’t require a doctor’s approval to purchase a test, then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Buy your test and download the accompanying lab order.

Step 2: Make an appointment at a lab for testing. Personalabs gives you access to more than 4,000 Quest Diagnostics or Labcorp facilities across the country; just use the lab locator tool on our website to find one near you.

Step 3: Bring the downloaded test order with you to your appointment and complete the testing.

Step 4: Get your results in your secure Personalabs account, usually within 2 to 10 business days. Contact us and we will work with your lab if you need the results by a specific date.

Blood tests are a vital tool for taking care of your health and wellness. At Personalabs, you’ll find the tools you need to take control of your healthcare choices.

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