Alan C. Dalkin MD


Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is a chemical produced in the brain that causes the kidneys to release less water, decreasing the amount of urine produced. A high ADH level causes the body to produce less urine. A low level results in greater urine production. Normally, the amount of ADH in the body is higher during the…

Catecholamines in Blood

A test for catecholamines measures the amount of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the blood. These catecholamines are made by nerve tissue , the brain, and the adrenal glands. Catecholamines help the body respond to stress or fright and prepare the body for “fight-or-flight” reactions. The…

Renin Assay

A renin assay blood test is done to find the cause of high blood pressure (hypertension). Renin is an enzyme made by special cells in the kidneys . Renin works with aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands ) and several other substances to help balance sodium and potassium levels in the blood and fluid levels…