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Micrograms per Deciliter (mcg/dL)


Some medical tests report results in micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL).

  • A microgram is one-millionth of a gram. A gram is about 1/30 of an ounce.
  • A deciliter measures fluid volume that is 1/10 of a liter. A liter is a little bigger than a quart of fluid.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine
Last RevisedMay 6, 2011

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