International units per liter (IU/L)

An international unit is an arbitrary amount of a substance agreed upon by scientists and doctors; a liter is a measure of volume that is slightly greater than a quart.

Some medical tests report results using international units (IU) per liter (L).

Last Updated: June 9, 2009

Author: Maria Essig

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

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