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Osmolality is the concentration of dissolved substances contained in bodily fluids. An osmolality test can be conducted by measuring the number of particles per kilogram in a sample of fluid (blood, urine, or stool). This test is performed in order to evaluate kidney function and the body's electrolyte/water balance. Typically, osmolality is tested if an individual shows signs of low blood sodium concentration (hyponatremia), alcohol poisoning, an increase/decrease in urine, or chronic diarrhea. When analyzing osmolality, the following particles can be observed in the fluids: sodium, potassium, chlorine, urea, and glucose. Although osmolality tests are able to indicate a water imbalance, the test alone can be inconclusive as to which particular solute is the cause of the health problem. [Lab Tests Online:osmolality/tab/glance] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 渗透压
Synonyms: MO;单位质量溶剂之中溶质的渗透摩尔数;Osm/Kg;measured osmolality;渗透浓度;渗透度;溶质度;重量克分子渗透压浓度;同渗重摩;Osmo;Osmol;克分子渗透压浓度;摩尔渗透压浓度
fr-CA French (Canada) Osmolalité
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Osmolaalsus
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Osmolalidad
it-IT Italian (Italy) Osmolalità
el-GR Greek (Greece) Ωσμωτικότητα
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Ozmolalite
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Осмоляльность
Synonyms: Осмотическая концентрация;Осмотическое давление
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) osmolaliteit
fr-BE French (Belgium) Osmolalité