Osmolality – Urine is a test done to check the level of water in the patient’s body.
What is Osmolality – Urine?
Osmolality – Urine test measures several compounds present in the urine.
Osmolality – Urine is a marker proving how well the kidneys are working.
Why is Osmolality – Urine suggested?
Osmolality – Urine test is done if the patient has the mentioned symptoms:
- Excessive urination.
- Excessive thirst.
- Chronic diarrhea.
Osmolality – Urine test, also helps your doctor diagnose certain problems that may need treatment or medication.
How is Osmolality – Urine performed?
The Osmolality – Urine test is done to get a urine sample.
- For a woman, Cleaning of the labia and urethra is primary.
- Whereas for a man, Cleaning the head of your penis is primary.
- Catch the flow of urine in a container until it’s about half full. Seal the container as instructed.
What are the parameters measured in Osmolality – Urine?
The Osmolality – Urine is measured in milliosmols per kilogram of water, where milliosmoles mean one-thousandth of an osmole.
Preparation before performing Osmolality – Urine
Before an Osmolality – Urine a balanced diet is suggested a few days prior to the test.
- In some cases, fluids are restricted for 12 to 14 hours before the test.
- The results may vary if the patient has taken an X-ray in the previous few days or if any other medication has been consumed.
The doctor needs to be informed before the samples are collected.
Post-care after Osmolality – Urine
After an Osmolality – Urine test, the patient can return back to their regular routine, unless rest or further tests are advised by the doctor.
Sample types in Osmolality – Urine
For an Osmolality – Urine test, urine samples are collected in a plastic container.