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tac77
02-23-2009, 03:10 AM
Hello there,

A friend who weighs 165 lbs had a blood alcohol level of 157mg taken at the hospital. What does this convert to in percentage.? He said he 5 beers over a 2 hour period. HELP!

JohnS
02-23-2009, 05:12 AM
Hello there,

A friend who weighs 165 lbs had a blood alcohol level of 157mg taken at the hospital. What does this convert to in percentage.? He said he 5 beers over a 2 hour period. HELP!

Assuming the units are really 157 mg/dL, it is 0.157% or about twice the legal limit of 0.08%. Your friend has a major problem.

Robert Fogt
02-23-2009, 11:21 AM
5 beers over 2 hours for a 165 pound man would give about a 0.08% bac. To reach a 0.157% a 165 pound man would need about 9 beers over 2 hour period.

Either way, 2 or 5 or 10 beers, probably not a good idea to drive. In our state even if you are under the limit you can still be convicted of drunk driving if they can show you appeared drunk and should not be driving.

kuj0
02-23-2009, 12:12 PM
BAC is stated in mass per volume in the US, so therefore 157mg of alcohol registered in the test is most likely 0.157%

157mg measured (per mL) = 15.7 cg/mL where 1cg/mL = 0.01%

therefore the % would be 0.157%

correct me if im wrong

Unregistered
03-16-2010, 05:23 PM
The hospital took my blood about 7 hours after I stopped drinking (everclear 190 proof) the calculated my BAL at 3.19 which I am assuming is actually .319. Is this BAL even possible to have and live. Especially since I hadn't had a drink in 7 hours. I drank about 2 pints in a 5 hour period.

Robert Fogt
03-17-2010, 01:39 AM
The hospital took my blood about 7 hours after I stopped drinking (everclear 190 proof) the calculated my BAL at 3.19 which I am assuming is actually .319. Is this BAL even possible to have and live. Especially since I hadn't had a drink in 7 hours. I drank about 2 pints in a 5 hour period.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-term_effects_of_alcohol

If it was 0.319 it would be in the stupor range, pretty much unconscious and nearly in a coma. They must mean something else by the 3.19 BAL, perhaps 0.0319. You should contact the doctor.

carolyn michael
04-27-2010, 08:57 AM
a friend weighs 185 lbs 5 ft 11 inches hospital in texas say blood alcohol level was 96 is that legal limits to drive ?and how is that converted to percent ?

Unregistered
05-04-2010, 07:19 AM
carolyn michael Re: Need to convert blood alcohol levels

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a friend weighs 185 lbs 5 ft 11 inches hospital in texas say blood alcohol level was 96 is that legal limits to drive ?and how is that converted to percent ?

General rule of thumb I have found is that 100mg/dl = .1% BAC. depending on the states rules he would be about .016 over the limit if the legal limit is .08 BAC. The tricky part is converting when your BAC is calcualted in mmol/ml or g/ml as you ahve to do the math conversion (basically decimal point changes to get to mg/dl) for that number to be helpful. If my math is wrong please feel free to correct me.

Unregistered
05-07-2011, 09:01 AM
I know this is not really related to what this thread is about, but does anyone have any idea what a blood alcohol level reading of 100mg would convert to in the breath test?

Unregistered
05-10-2011, 12:37 PM
in ireland, the legal limit is 35mg for breath or 80mg for blood. one can maybe assume therefore that 35mg in breath = 80mg in blood. Therefore, 100mg in blood may be in the region of 44mg of breath. am i about right perhaps?!

Unregistered
06-23-2011, 12:47 PM
Hospital said 0.188 Hercimeters (Spelling?) What is that legally?

Unregistered
09-13-2011, 10:11 AM
family member at hospital was 139 mg. what does this convert to in percentage
? Do not know how many drinks weight about 148.

JohnS
09-13-2011, 01:27 PM
family member at hospital was 139 mg. what does this convert to in percentage
? Do not know how many drinks weight about 148.

Probably 139 mg/dL and therefore 0.139%. Limit for driving is 0.08%.

Unregistered
09-14-2011, 10:35 AM
male 6'1 225 lbs...medical blood alcohol 291 MG/DL... need approximate conversion to legal whole blood alcohol

Unregistered
11-17-2011, 07:43 AM
a friend weighs 185 lbs 5 ft 11 inches hospital in texas say blood alcohol level was 96 is that legal limits to drive ?and how is that converted to percent ?

my husband weighs 195 and 29 years old and height is 5.7 he had an alcohol level of 82mg from the hospital how does that translate

chuck
01-31-2012, 10:27 PM
i have a friend that weighs 240lbs and the hospital said his blood alcohol was less than what does this mean when it comes time for him to go to court

Unregistered
02-19-2012, 09:56 AM
if you weigh 140 pounds and your blood alcohol level test shows a level of .17 4 and 1/2 hours later what would your blood alcohol level been 4 and 1/2 hrs. earlier thanks unregistered.

Unregistered
02-24-2012, 04:48 AM
Hi

I am a 45 kilo female (UK) and was told that my alcohol level was 2,500 and that the drink driving level is 200. Can anyone convert that into a diff measurement? Also how many drinks would that level equate too? Thanks.

Mrs X
02-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Hi

I am a 45 kilo female (UK) and was told that my alcohol level was 2,500 and that the drink driving level is 200. Can anyone convert that into a diff measurement? Also how many drinks would that level equate too? Thanks.

More than 10 times over your driving limit. If you thought you were ok to drive, then you really need some medical help! (The maths is the least of your concerns.)

Unregistered
02-24-2012, 02:36 PM
More than 10 times over your driving limit. If you thought you were ok to drive, then you really need some medical help! (The maths is the least of your concerns.)

No I was in hospital but it's complicated as may have been spiked, but wanted to know what the level was in percentage/normal terminology to work it out. If anyone could help me with conversion rather than wrongly judging me then that would be much appreciated!

JohnS
02-24-2012, 03:23 PM
No I was in hospital but it's complicated as may have been spiked, but wanted to know what the level was in percentage/normal terminology to work it out. If anyone could help me with conversion rather than wrongly judging me then that would be much appreciated!

Do you know the units? Different places designate blood alcohol in different units, but none come to mind that correspond to 200 being the limit for driving.
In any case 2500 would be 12.5 times the driving limit, whether or not you were driving. If you know the driving limit in other units, just multiply by 12.5.

In the US, the driving limit is 0.08% (80 mg/dL), and very few places are tighter than 0.05% or looser than 0.1%. 12.5x times 0.08 would be 1%. That is a level you are lucky to survive.

Unregistered
02-24-2012, 04:49 PM
That was the only figures given to me - I can't work out the measurement they used either do maybe will contact them. It's confusing as the level didn't correlate to the amount I drank, and I was awake and talking throughout. I wear a fentanyl patch so they only possibly conclusion they came to was the it had interacted in some way and sky rocketed my levels. Anyone have any info on this? Thanks.

Mrs X
02-25-2012, 12:33 AM
No I was in hospital but it's complicated as may have been spiked, but wanted to know what the level was in percentage/normal terminology to work it out. If anyone could help me with conversion rather than wrongly judging me then that would be much appreciated!

Sorry to have offended you, thanks for posting the extra info. Here is the legal position on alcohol levels in the UK as far as i can tell: (This tallies with what other posters have written):

http://www.drinkdrivinglaw.co.uk/drink_driving_limit.htm

There is nothing that relates to 200 anything. - I started looking as some places have a youth limit, but it is not that either. Are you able to go back to the hospital and get your records checked to see what should have been written?

Unregistered
02-25-2012, 08:20 AM
Sorry to have offended you, thanks for posting the extra info. Here is the legal position on alcohol levels in the UK as far as i can tell: (This tallies with what other posters have written):

There is nothing that relates to 200 anything. - I started looking as some places have a youth limit, but it is not that either. Are you able to go back to the hospital and get your records checked to see what should have been written?

No problem. I've tried to check today but to no avail. I assume they just gave me the details straight from the lab but didn't convert it to anything understandable!

Mrs X
02-25-2012, 10:43 AM
No problem. I've tried to check today but to no avail. I assume they just gave me the details straight from the lab but didn't convert it to anything understandable!

I've done some reading around the use of fentanyl, and couldn't find any indication that it would give an error on an alcohol screen. However, i did keep coming across the mention that alcohol consumption has to be used fairly carefully with the fentanyl patches. The fentanyl will be more easily absorbed through the skin with alcohol in the blood, causing the drug dose to be too high. This is particularly important for you to know, as you are so light weight. (less body fat under your skin makes the drug absorbs faster anyway apparently)

Here is the best website i found about it. I've not checked the references though.

http://www.lourdes.com/patient-guide/pain-mgmt/fentanyl-use

Unregistered
04-26-2012, 12:21 PM
I am looking at a police report that says one person had lab results of 230 H, and another person had results of 68 H. I am not familiar with this type of measurement. What do these results mean?
Thanks

Unregistered
04-30-2012, 04:40 AM
Male weight=74 kg, etoh= 708

Unregistered
06-26-2012, 01:20 PM
A male that weighs 170 lbs. and is 5'11" and his ethanol number is 32 mmol/L: what would his BAC percentage be?

JohnS
06-26-2012, 01:58 PM
A male that weighs 170 lbs. and is 5'11" and his ethanol number is 32 mmol/L: what would his BAC percentage be?

32 mmol/L x 46.07 g/mol = 1.474 g/L or 0.1474 g/dL
The way the US does it, this would be 0.1474% vs legal limit 0.08%

Some jurisdictions would consider the specific gravity of blood (about 1.06) and get 6% less 0.139%.

Unregistered
07-10-2012, 05:57 PM
need to covert blood alcohol level female age 54 103 lbs blood level 142

Unregistered
08-15-2012, 03:38 PM
If a 200 lb.man had a 191 mg/dl alcohol on his lab report, how would that convert in a BAC result?

JohnS
08-15-2012, 04:25 PM
If a 200 lb.man had a 191 mg/dl alcohol on his lab report, how would that convert in a BAC result?

0.191%, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08%.

In the US, 1 gram (or 1000 mg) per deciliter is called 1%. The legal limit is 80 mg/dL, except for special cases like pilots, bus drivers, commercial drivers, where it is lower.

Unregistered
08-18-2012, 09:36 AM
i had a blood alcohol level of 90mg dl ...... what is that on the scale .i weigh 220

JohnS
08-18-2012, 05:14 PM
i had a blood alcohol level of 90mg dl ...... what is that on the scale .i weigh 220

In the US, 0.09%, just over legal limit of 0.08%

Unregistered
09-02-2012, 10:05 PM
I had a blood alcohol of 350 in the hospital, what does that convert to on a breath- alizer or percent

Unregistered
10-22-2013, 06:39 AM
[QUOTE=Unregistered;80906] person at hospital was 266 mg. what does this convert to in alcohol levels for police? Legal limit is 0.08.

JohnS
10-22-2013, 09:02 AM
[QUOTE=Unregistered;80906] person at hospital was 266 mg. what does this convert to in alcohol levels for police? Legal limit is 0.08.

Assuming the units are actually mg/dL, it is 0.266%
Alternatively 0.08% is 80 mg/dL
In simple terms VERY DRUNK, well over 3X legal limit,
in many jurisdictions, it would invoke "super drunk" penalties.

Unregistered
01-25-2014, 06:21 AM
My boyfriend had 19 mg ethanol blood level. He weighs 250. What would this convert to,?.

JohnS
01-26-2014, 03:16 AM
My boyfriend had 19 mg ethanol blood level. He weighs 250. What would this convert to,?.

Probably 19 mg/dL, that is 0.019%. The general legal limit is 0.08% or 80 mg/dL. Pilots, commercial drivers etc have tighter limits on duty.