Diabetes Insipidus tests
Diabetes Insipidus

Tests could include:

  • A urine concentration test determines how well your kidneys are functioning. The test may be used to test your kidneys' response to: too much fluid intake (water loading) too little fluid intake (dehydration) a hormone that should (when being pro...
  • A urine specific gravity test compares the density of urine to the density of water. This quick test can help determine how efficiently your kidneys are diluting your urine.
  • Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is a hormone that helps your kidneys manage the amount of water in your body. The ADH test measures how much ADH is in your blood.
  • Osmolality measures the concentration of all particles in a fluid. For example, a thick, sugary syrup has significantly higher osmolality than a cup of water with just a pinch of sugar. The urine osmolality test measures the amount of several comp...
  • Osmolality is a measure of how much of one substance has been dissolved in another substance. The greater the concentration of substance dissolved, the higher the osmolality. Very salty water, for example, has higher osmolality than water with jus...
  • A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium helps to move waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. This electrolyte is essential to proper muscle and nerve function. Even minor increases or decreases in...
  • A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes waste and toxins. The system that takes care of that is broadly called the excretory ...
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