Copeptin

Sample type: Plasma

Test name: Copeptin a.k.a. Antidiuretic hormone, AVP

Condition / Indication: Rarely indicated test

Special precautions & notes: Please phone laboratory if analysis is required. Assay is of extremely limited application and requests MUST be discussed with laboratory prior to taking sample. Copeptin measurement has replaced AVP/ADH analysis.

Reference range: Rarely indicated test. Reference range quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.

Container: Li heparin (green top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 14 days

Referral location: Clinical Biochemistry Department, New Medical School, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP