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Unregistered
07-07-2009, 03:53 PM
This is in regards to a blood alcohol level reported as 252mg/dL. How does that convert to percentage regarding the legal limit in California of 0.08%

JohnS
07-07-2009, 05:06 PM
This is in regards to a blood alcohol level reported as 252mg/dL. How does that convert to percentage regarding the legal limit in California of 0.08%

The US uses a weight over volume method (in essence, assuming 1 dL of blood weighs 100 g; it really weights 105-106 g)

1% is 1 g (1000 mg) per deciliter
0.1% is 100 mg/dL
The 0.08% limit is 80 mg/dL
252 mg/dL is a whopping 0.252%, and at 3X limit, a huge pile of trouble for somebody.

Even in a true weight/weight system, it is about 0.238%.

Unregistered
07-14-2009, 06:28 AM
John,
I am doing a correlation study to compare glucose reading from a glucometer vs. the glucose determination obtained by lab analytical procedure.

The units from the glucometer are mg/dL and the units from the lab are mg/100g

It seems to me that both units are equivalents and eventually I can do the correlation directly without any conversion. Is that Ok? or what kind of conversion I have to do before running the correlation analysis?

I will appreciate if you could send me your reply to kmanriquek@yahoo.com

Kurt

JohnS
07-14-2009, 07:55 AM
John,
I am doing a correlation study to compare glucose reading from a glucometer vs. the glucose determination obtained by lab analytical procedure.

The units from the glucometer are mg/dL and the units from the lab are mg/100g

It seems to me that both units are equivalents and eventually I can do the correlation directly without any conversion. Is that Ok? or what kind of conversion I have to do before running the correlation analysis?

I will appreciate if you could send me your reply to kmanriquek@yahoo.com

Kurt

They are at least very close and there may be a "gentlemen's agreement" they are the same thing. Technically, they should be corrected for the density of blood, which I understand is around 1 dL = 106 g.

I DON'T know whether it is customary to account for this (minor) difference.

Unregistered
07-14-2009, 08:43 AM
They are at least very close and there may be a "gentlemen's agreement" they are the same thing. Technically, they should be corrected for the density of blood, which I understand is around 1 dL = 106 g.

I DON'T know whether it is customary to account for this (minor) difference.

Many thanks for your reply. Actually I am doing this study not on blood samples, but on samples of potato extracts. Its a common practice in the Canadian potato processing industry to use glucometers as a field method to meassure glucose content.
Therefore we are trying to proof the correlation of both methods to see the feasibility of using the glucometer in Southamerica as well.
Kurt

idav@alamo1.com
11-17-2010, 02:13 PM
Please convert 37 mg/dl to percentage

Unregistered
02-13-2012, 11:02 AM
This is in regards to a blood alcohol level reported as 252mg/dL. How does that convert to percentage regarding the legal limit in California of 0.08%

278mg/dl. How does that convert to percentage regarding the legal limit in Mississippi?

JohnS
02-13-2012, 02:28 PM
278mg/dl. How does that convert to percentage regarding the legal limit in Mississippi?

See postv #2. The legal limit in all states is 80 mg/dL. States may set it lower, but not higher. 278 mg/dL is 0.278 or about 3.5X the legal limit. In many states, it is considered a "super drunk" offence with higher penalties.

Unregistered
06-04-2012, 10:37 PM
34 mg/dL is what percent and is it considered drunk

JohnS
06-05-2012, 09:14 AM
34 mg/dL is what percent and is it considered drunk

0.034%. The general limit is 0.08%, but there are special (lower) limits in many states for special categories such as people underage, pilots, commercial drivers, etc.

Unregistered
09-12-2012, 11:01 AM
This is in regards to a blood alcohol level reported as 252mg/dL. How does that convert to percentage regarding the legal limit in California of 0.08%

conversion from 21mg/dl to percentage

Unregistered
01-08-2013, 07:30 PM
See postv #2. The legal limit in all states is 80 mg/dL. States may set it lower, but not higher. 278 mg/dL is 0.278 or about 3.5X the legal limit. In many states, it is considered a "super drunk" offence with higher penalties.

This isn't true. States can set the blood alcohol limit at whatever they want. However, the Federal government has decided to refuse to give states highway funds unless it's set at 0.08 (or 80mg/dL). For many years, Louisiana refused to lower its limit from 0.10, and got no funding as a result.

JohnS
01-09-2013, 02:51 AM
This isn't true. States can set the blood alcohol limit at whatever they want. However, the Federal government has decided to refuse to give states highway funds unless it's set at 0.08 (or 80mg/dL). For many years, Louisiana refused to lower its limit from 0.10, and got no funding as a result.

Technically true, but practically, 100% of States take the funding. On this basis, all accepted 0.08% alcohol, and the 55 mph national speed limit. It was the Feds who repealed the 55 mph law and allowed the States to set their own speed limit without penalty. A number of other Federal requirements are "enforced" by threat of withholding massive amounts of Federal largess and all States "roll over."

Imissmyboo
01-18-2013, 10:39 AM
What does 132 convert too in %

Unregistered
02-18-2013, 10:19 AM
alchol level reads 7 mg/dl reads <10 does this mean no alcohol recorded?

Unregistered
02-25-2013, 06:16 PM
Question... Ethanol Peripheral blood - Result Positive - 217 MG/DL
Ethanol Vitreous Humor - Result Positive - 253 MG/DL

What does these testes and numbers mean.

JohnS
02-26-2013, 02:03 AM
Question... Ethanol Peripheral blood - Result Positive - 217 MG/DL
Ethanol Vitreous Humor - Result Positive - 253 MG/DL

What does these testes and numbers mean.

217 mg/dL is 0.217 % or "very drunk" vs 0.08 % driving limit.

G Doyle
05-30-2013, 01:44 PM
177/mg/dl equals what percent

JohnS
05-31-2013, 01:18 AM
177/mg/dl equals what percent

0.177 %. 1 g/dL is 1%.

Unregistered
08-21-2013, 07:38 AM
What does 21.8% convert to in blood work? So I guess mg/dl? Had a cancer test done and it says my T cells are relatively elevated at 21.8 % and that the normal values are 500-1500 milliunits per milliliter. Thanks!