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Antidiuretic Hormone

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Vasopressin, arginine vasopressin hormone, ADH.

Common Use:
To evaluate disorders that affect urine concentration related to fluctuations of ADH secretion, such as diabetes insipidus.

Plasma collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Radioimmunoassay)

AgeAntidiuretic Hormone*SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.923)
NeonatesLess than 1.5 pg/mLLess than 1.4 pmol/L
1 day–18 yr (normally hydrated)0.5–1.7 pg/mLLess than 0.5–1.6 pmol/L
Adult (normally hydrated)1–5 pg/mL0.9–4.6 pmol/L
*Conventional units.


This test should be ordered and interpreted with results of a serum osmolality.

Serum Osmolality*Antidiuretic HormoneSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.923)
270–280 mOsm/kgLess than 1.5 pg/mLLess than 1.4 pmol/L
280–285 mOsm/kgLess than 2.5 pg/mLLess than 2.3 pmol/L
285–290 mOsm/kg1–5 pg/mL0.9–4.6 pmol/L
290–295 mOsm/kg2–7 pg/mL1.8–6.5 pmol/L
295–300 mOsm/kg4–12 pg/mL3.7–11.1 pmol/L
*Conventional units.

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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Antidiuretic Hormone." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425388/all/Antidiuretic_Hormone.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Antidiuretic Hormone. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425388/all/Antidiuretic_Hormone. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Antidiuretic Hormone. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425388/all/Antidiuretic_Hormone
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Antidiuretic Hormone [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425388/all/Antidiuretic_Hormone.
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