URINE OSMOLALITY

URINE OSMOLALITY

URINE OSMOLALITY

What is urine osmolality test?

It is a diagnostic procedure used to measure the concentration of substances such as glucose, chloride, urea, sodium and potassium in urine. Urine osmolality is a marker for effective functioning of urine.

How the example is gathered for testing?

The test requires a clean urine sample. The patient may be directed to clean their urination organ (Labia and urethra or penis) and briefly urinate into the toilet before stopping the flow and collecting the remaining in a cup before sealing it. During the blood test a small sample from a vein in the arm is collected.

Is any test readiness required?

The doctor should be informed of ongoing medications which may affect the results of the test.

How to derive from the experimental outcomes?

Normal results: 500-850 mOsm/kg 

Higher urine osmolality may be due to:

  • Dehydration
  • High blood sugar
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Addison’s disease

Lower urine osmolality may be due to:

  • Kidney failure
  • Renal tubular necrosis
  • Excessive fluid intake

For what reason do you really want this test?

This test is used to determine the level of water in your body or to check for:

  • Functioning of the kidney
  • Determine the electrolyte balance
  • Monitor drug therapy results
  • Causes of abnormal blood sodium level, excessive urination or thirst, lethargy, dehydration, coma etc

Are there any dangers for this test?

It isn't of major clinical concern. 

Aftercare:

Based on the results, the doctor may suggest additional tests for accurate diagnosis.

Cost of urine protein/creatinine ratio test in Delhi:

The approximate cost of this test is Rs 595 to Rs 760.

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Test Type URINE OSMOLALITY
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Test Price: ₹ 560 ₹ 800
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