Millimoles Per Liter (mmol/L)

Millimoles Per Liter (mmol/L)

Some medical tests report results in millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

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

Last Revised: May 10, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine

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