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ea0038p19 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2015

A comparison of plasma copeptin and AVP responses during saline infusion studies

Boot Christopher , Hughes Louise , Turner Stephen , Ball Stephen , Neely Dermot

Introduction: Copeptin is the C-terminal fragment of proAVP and secreted in equimolar amounts with AVP. While AVP is unstable in vitro and has proved difficult to measure in clinical practice, copeptin is relatively stable and can be measured using an automated immunoassay. Therefore copeptin measurement offers potential as a more practical alternative to the direct measurement of AVP in the investigation of polyuria/polydipsia.Methods: AVP, cop...