Osmolality and COVID-19 Management | Advanced Instruments

Osmolality Testing Becomes an Essential Part of COVID-19 Management

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The emergence of electrolyte disorders in COVID-19 patients shows the importance of osmolality testing in monitoring and managing these patients. This simple and cost-effective test is now being used worldwide to help manage patient treatments. To learn more, explore our repository of technical resources and learn how our products can make the difference for you.


Using Osmolality to Diagnose and Treat Hyponatremia in COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 has been associated with electrolyte disorders in the literature including hyponatremia. This note details:

  • Critical importance of early diagnosis and etiologic determination in hyponatremic patients 
  • Role of osmolality testing as a quick, inexpensive and effective test option 
  • Increased significance of appropriate treatment strategies for hyponatremic COVID-19 patients 

Scientific Literature Review: Osmolality & COVID-19

Evidence is mounting that osmolality is a critical test in proper medical management of COVID-19This note includes: 

  • Published case studies describing hyponatremia and hyperglycemia associated with COVID-19 
  • Literature to support osmolality testing as vital to improve treatment and reduce length of hospital stay 
  • Key considerations for clinical laboratories conducting this critical testing 

Additional Evidence of Osmolality as a Routine Test in Decision-Making

Multiple authors present test menus, which include osmolality, to support the medical management of SARS-CoV-2 infection. 

  • Alberta Health Services. University of Calgary. Department of Medicine. COVID-19 Educational Team. March 30, 2020. covid_checklist_series_quick_reference.pdf (departmentofmedicine.com)   
  • Fernandez Martinez A, Barajas Galindo D, Ruiz Sanchez J. Management of hyponatraemia and hypernatraemia during the Covid-19 pandemic: a consensus statement of the Spanish Society for Endocrinology (Acqua Neuroendocrinology Group). Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders. 2021 Feb. DOI: 10.1007/s11154-021-09627-3. 
  • O’Shea PM, Lee GR, Griffin TP, et al. COVID-19 in adults: test menu for hospital blood science laboratories. Ir J Med Sci. 2020;189(4):1147-1152. doi:10.1007/s11845-020-02252-0 

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