Sample type: Serum
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) and EDTA (lavender 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