What is Osmolality () in terms of Nursing Labs?
Osmolality is a measure of the particles in solution. The size, shape, and charge of the particles do not impact the osmolality
What are the Indications for Osmolality?
- Electrolyte balance
- Acid-Base balance
- Evaluate function of antidiuretic hormone.
What would cause increased levels of Osmolality?
- Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemia Syndrome (HHS)
- Diabetes Insipidus
- Mannitol therapy
- Severe pyelonephritis
What would cause decreased levels of Osmolality?
- Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)
Date Published - Jul 12, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 21, 2019