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    Grams Per Deciliter (g/dL)

    Grams Per Deciliter (g/dL)

    Some medical tests report results in grams (g) per deciliter (dL).

    • A gram is equal to the weight of one milliliter or 16 drops of water. It is about 1/30 of an ounce.
    • A deciliter measures fluid volume equal to 1/10 of a liter. A liter is a little bigger than a quart of fluid.

    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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