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Micrograms per Liter (mcg/L)

Some medical tests report results in micrograms per liter (mcg/L).

  • A microgram is one-millionth of a gram. A gram is about 1/30 of an ounce.
  • A liter measures fluid volume. It is a little bigger than a quart.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine
Last Revised May 6, 2011

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Last Updated: May 06, 2011
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