The Serum Osmolality test is done to determine the balance between the water and the chemical
substances dissolved in the blood.
- Normal Values:
- 285 + or - 15 milli osmoles per
- Lower Values could indicate :
- low level of sodium in the blood.
- overproduction of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) that may occur with some diseases, especially some types of lung cancer.
- Higher Values could indicate:
- high levels of sodium or sugar in the blood.
- kidney disease (azotemia).
- level of certain poisons in the blood. such as isopropanol, methanol etc.
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