The Osmolality Stool Test measures the osmolality of stool to determine abnormalities. It is often performed to detect alcohol poisoning and kidney disease and to determine the cause of diarrhea. Following are the clinical indications for performing an Osmolality Stool Test: Acute diarrhea or chronic diarrhea: Generally, acute diarrhea gets better on its own within a few days. However, if it lasts more than 4 weeks, then it is considered chronic diarrhea, Excessive thirst, Altered mental status, Headache, Vision problems, Fatigue. Disorders causing chronic diarrhea for which Osmolality Stool Test may be performed include: Bacterial infection, Viral infection, Parasitic infection. Diarrhea due to inflammatory bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn
No special preparation is needed for Osmolality Stool. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Osmolality Stool. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||50 - 100 mosm/kg|