What is the serum osmolality test?
The body will constantly lose water as you breathe, sweat, and urinate. When we don't drink enough water, our blood is enriched with chemicals. That is called serum osmolality. The blood serum in your veins and arteries doesn't contain any blood cells. Serum osmolality tests check for the chemical imbalances in the blood; they measure the level of chemicals in the liquid part of the blood (serum). Various chemicals affect serum osmolality, including sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, proteins, and sugar (glucose).
When is the serum osmolality test recommended?
It is recommended:
As a way to check the fluid-to-particle balance in your body. The serum and urine osmolality may be tested in patients with a low sodium concentration in the serum, a high serum sodium concentration, an unusually high urine output, an unusually low urine output, or excessive thirst. It will help to evaluate the body's sodium and water balance and its ability to appropriately produce and concentrate urine.
When poisoning is suspected, serum osmolality can help to identify the presence of toxic alcohols.
What does it measure?
The serum osmolality test:
Primarily analyses the sodium dissolved in the serum (the liquid portion of blood). Sodium is the major electrolyte in the blood and urine. This works with potassium, chloride, and CO2 (in the form of bicarbonate) to maintain electrical neutrality in the body and acid-base balance. The sodium comes into the body in the diet and is normally conserved or eliminated in the form of urine by the kidneys to maintain its concentration in the blood within a range.
The serum osmolality test is often done in cases of suspected poisoning or overdose. Toxins such as methanol, isopropyl alcohol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and acetone, and drugs such as salicylates (aspirin) can also affect osmolality when ingested in sufficiently larger amounts.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the serum osmolality test in Gurgaon?
The cost of the serum osmolality test in Gurgaon is Rs. 650.
How often should I get tested for the serum osmolality test?
The serum osmolality test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the serum osmolality test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a serum osmolality test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a serum osmolality test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a serum osmolality test in Gurgaon?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a serum osmolality test with Orange Health in Gurgaon?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Gurgaon. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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