Milliequivalents (mEq)

Some medical tests report results in milliequivalents (mEq). An equivalent is the amount of a substance that will react with a certain number of hydrogen ions. A milliequivalent is one-thousandth of an equivalent.

Current as of: February 19, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

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