Anti Diuretic Hormone
What is ADH?
The Anti Diuretic Hormone test is conducted to measure the levels of ADH present in the blood. It is often conducted as a supplement to other tests to diagnose why there is a fluctuation in the levels of ADH in the body.
Why is ADH done?
This test is often conducted when you have symptoms suggesting dehydration, variable sodium levels or even lung cancer.
Interpreting ADH results
High levels of Anti Diuretic Hormone could mean that you may be suffering from brain tumor, lung infection, stroke or central nervous system tumor. Low levels of ADH might mean that you are suffering from primary polydipsia, pituitary damage or central diabetes insipidus.