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ID:779 Osmolality (stool)
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Description A measure of tonicity / concentration
IndicationSevere watery diarrhoea for which no cause has been found, especially in paediatric patients [Thomas PD et al. Guidelines for the investigation of chronic diarrhoea, 2nd edition. Gut 2003;52(Suppl V):v1-v15]
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleStool
TubePlain Universal
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsSample must be liquid enough to allow analysis
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Daily

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
UnitsmOsmol/Kg
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT3 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 hours
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : SRG. Review due on . Published By on 15/06/2009 15:17:58.