Osmolality - Serum
What is Osmolality - Serum?
The Serum Osmolality test is performed to measure the quantity of the chemicals that are dissolved in the serum part of blood. The test is done by collecting a blood sample from the patient's vein.
Why is Osmolality - Serum done?
The test checks the water balance of the body. The doctor orders the test if a patient shows symptoms like dehydration, low sodium level, problematic urination, poisoning from ethanol, ethylene glycol or methanol.