Osmolality -Serum

Osmolality -Serum

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This test measures the concentration (osmolality) of particles in urine. It finds out whether electrolyte balance is normal and whether kidneys are working as they should.

This Test Includes

Osmolality - Serum

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Osmolality -Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Osmolality is a measure of the number of dissolved particles in a fluid. The osmolality test reflects the concentration of substances such as sodium, potassium, chloride, glucose, and urea in a sample of blood, urine, or sometimes stool. It is used to evaluate the balance between water and dissolved particles in the blood and urine, to detect the presence of substances that may affect this balance, and to assess the kidneys' ability to concentrate urine.

What is this test

Osmolality -Serum help evaluate the body's water and electrolyte balance; to investigate low sodium levels in the blood (hyponatremia) and increased or decreased urine production; to detect alcohol poisoning due to ingestion of toxins such as methanol or ethylene glycol; to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for conditions affecting osmolality; to help determine the cause of chronic diarrhea.