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Test Code UOSMO Osmolality, Urine, LAB420

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Random urine collection.

Specimen Volume: 50 µL of urine

Collection Instructions: No preservative. Refrigerate specimen following collection, and send specimen refrigerated.

Reference Values

330-1,300 mOsm/kg

Useful For

Determination of serum and urine osmolality can be useful in the assessment of electrolyte and acid-base disorders, in the detection of unmeasured substances in the serum, and in the assessment of renal concentrating ability.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Freezing Point Depression

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83935