Osmolality is an index of the solute concentration. Urine osmolality is a measure of the concentration of osmotically active particles, principally sodium, chloride, potassium, and urea; glucose can contribute significantly to the osmolality when present in substantial amounts in urine. Urinary osmolality corresponds to urine specific gravity in nondisease states. The ability of the kidney to maintain both tonicity and water balance of the extracellular fluid can be evaluated by measuring the osmolality of the urine either routinely or under artificial conditions. More information concerning the state of renal water handling or abnormalities of urine dilution or concentration can be obtained if urinary osmolality is compared to serum osmolality and if urine electrolyte studies are performed.
No special preparation is needed for Osmolality Random Urine. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Osmolality Random Urine. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||300 - 900 mOsm/kg of water|