Micromoles per liter (mcmol/L)

Some medical tests give results in micromoles per liter (mcmol/L).

  • A mole is an amount of a substance that contains a large number (6 followed by 23 zeros) of molecules or atoms. A micromole is one-millionth of a mole.
  • A liter measures fluid volume. It is a little bigger than a quart.

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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