ARGININE VASOPRESSIN (ANTI-DIURETIC HORMONE)

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: AVS
UPHSM LIS Test #: 731
Schedule: Wednesday
Testing Time: 3 Days
Testing Lab: Mayo Labs

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 2.0 mL
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: EDTA PLASMA
Collection Info:
Collection Instructions:
1. Have patient fast and thirst for 6 hours (no liquids, including water, are allowed).
2. Process 5 mL of EDTA whole blood as follows:
a. Spin down in a refrigerated centrifuge at approximately 1,000 x G (2,000 rpm for a 20-cm radius centrifuge) for 10 minutes.
b. Remove plasma, carefully avoiding the platelet/buffy coat.

Additional Information: This test should not be requested on patients who have recently received radioactive material.

Specimen Acceptability

Reject Due To

Hemolysis
Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia
Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus
Mild OK; Gross OK

Clinical Utilities

Useful For

Diagnosis and characterization of diabetes insipidus

Diagnosis of psychogenic water intoxication

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), including ectopic arginine vasopressin production

CPT Codes

84588

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.