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Lysine (Lys)

SI UNITS (recommended)


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

2,6-Diaminohexanoic acid, 2,6-Diammoniohexanoic acid
Units of measurement
µmol/L, mg/L, mg/dL, mg/100mL, mg%, µg/mL

Lysine has a net positive charge, which makes it one of the three basic (by charge) amino acids. Lysine plays a role in the production of antibodies and lowers triglyceride levels. Lysine is needed for proper growth and bone development in children and to maintain a proper nitrogen balance in adults. Lysine helps in the absorption and conservation of calcium and plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a component of cartilage and connective tissue.

Units description
Micromole per liter µmol/L = mcmol/L = umol/L = µM/L = mcM/L = uM/L = micromol/L
Milligram per liter mg/L = millig/L = milligram/L = mg/liter
Milligram per deciliter mg/dL = millig/dL = milligram/dL
Milligram per 100 milliliters mg/100mL = millig/100mL = milligram/100mL
Milligram percent mg% = millig% = milligram%
Microgram per milliliter µg/mL = mcg/mL = ug/mL= microg/mL = microgram/mL

Lab units Conversion Calculator. Convert Lysine (Lys) 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 Lysine (Lys).