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Tyrosine (Tyr)

SI UNITS (recommended)


* The SI units is the recommended method of reporting clinical laboratory results

L-2-Amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid, 4-hydroxyphenylalanine
Units of measurement
µmol/L, mg/L, mg/dL, mg/100mL, mg%, µg/mL

Tyrosine is metabolically synthesized from the important amino acid phenylalanine to become the para-hydroxy derivative of phenylalanine. Tyrosine is a precursor of the adrenal hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine and the thyroid hormones, including thyroxine. It is important in overall metabolism, aiding in the functions of the adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands. Tyrosine stimulates metabolism and the nervous system, acts as a mood elevator, suppresses the appetite, and helps reduce body fat, making it useful in the treatment of chronic fatigue, narcolepsy, anxiety, depression, low sex drive, allergies, and headaches.

Units description
Micromole per literµmol/L = mcmol/L = umol/L = µM/L = mcM/L = uM/L = micromol/L
Milligram per litermg/L = millig/L = milligram/L = mg/liter
Milligram per decilitermg/dL = millig/dL = milligram/dL
Milligram per 100 millilitersmg/100mL = millig/100mL = milligram/100mL
Milligram percentmg% = millig% = milligram%
Microgram per milliliterµg/mL = mcg/mL = ug/mL= microg/mL = microgram/mL

Lab units Conversion Calculator. Convert Tyrosine (Tyr) level to µmol/L, mg/L, mg/dL, mg/100mL, mg%, µg/mL. Clinical laboratory units online conversion from conventional or traditional units to Si units. Table of conversion factors for Tyrosine (Tyr).