*U/L stands for units per litre*

mIU/1 stand for milli International Units/litre

Sometimes the conventional units are given in g/L instead of g/dl. If that is the case do the following conversion first.

Divide g/L by 10.0 to get g/dL

Multiply g/dL by 10.0 to get g/L.

mIU/1 stand for milli International Units/litre

Sometimes the conventional units are given in g/L instead of g/dl. If that is the case do the following conversion first.

Divide g/L by 10.0 to get g/dL

Multiply g/dL by 10.0 to get g/L.

To convert

**Acetoacetic acid**readings:-

Divide mmol/L by 0.098 to get mg/dL

Multiply mg/dL by 0.098 to get mmol/L

To convert

**Acetone**readings:-

Divide mmol/L by 0.172 to get mg/dL

Multiply mg/dL by 0.172 to get mmol/L

To convert

**Albumin**readings:-

Divide the g/L by 10 to get g/dL.

Multiply the g/dL by 10 to get g/L.

To convert

**Bilirubin**readings: -

Divide the mol/L by 17.1 to get mg/dl.

Multiply the mg/dl by 17.1 to get mol/L.

In the red blood cell, white blood cell and platelet count, because of the different units being used, the two readings are identical and don’t actually need conversion. If you want to do the maths yourself (Multiply or divide by 1) the factors are as set out below.

To convert

**Red blood cell count**readings:- (see note above)

Conventional units use ‘cells x 10*6/µL’

SI units use ‘cells x 10*12/L’

Divide ‘cells x 10*12/L’ by 1.0 to get ‘cells x 10*6/µL’

Multiply ‘cells x 10*6/µL’ by 1.0 to get ‘cells x 10*12/L’

To convert White blood cell count readings:- (see note above)

Conventional units use ‘cells x 10*3/µL’

SI units use ‘cells x 10*9/L’

Divide ‘cells x 10*9/L’ by 1.0 to get ‘cells x 10*3/µL’

Multiply ‘cells x 10*3/µL’ by 1.0 to get ‘cells x 10*9/L’

To convert

**Platelets (thrombocytes)**readings: - (see note above)

Conventional units use ‘number of platelets x 10*3/µL’

SI units use ‘number of platelets x 10*9/L’

Divide ‘number of platelets x 10*9/L’ by 1.0 to get ‘number of platelets x 10*3/µL’

Multiply ‘number of platelets x 10*3/µL’ by 1.0 to get ‘number of platelets x 10*9/L’

To convert

**Blood Glucose**readings:-

Divide the mg/dL by 18 to get mmol/L.

Multiply the mmol/L by 18 to get mg/dL.

OR

Divide the mmol/L by 0.0555 to get mg/dL

Multiply the mg/dL by 0.0555 to get mmol/L

To convert

**BUN**readings:-

Divide the mmol/L by 0.357 to get mg/dL.

Multiply the mg/dL by 0.357 to mmol/L.

To convert

**Bromide**readings:-

Divide mmol/L by 0.125 to get mg/dL

Multiply mg/dL by 0.125 to get mmol/L

To convert

**Calcium**readings:-

Divide mmol/L by 0.25 to get mg/dL

Multiply mg/dL by 0.25 to get mmol/L

Divide mmol/L by 0.05 to get mEq/L

Multiply mEq/L by 0.05 to get mmol/L

To convert

**Total Cholesterol**readings:-

Divide the mmol/L by 0.0259 to get mg/dL

Multiply the mg/dL by 0.0259 to get mmol/L

To convert

**HDL and LDL**readings:-

Divide the mg/dL by 38.67 to get mmol/L.

Multiply the mmol/L by 38.67 to get mg/dL.

OR

Divide the mmol/L by 0.0259 to get mg/dL

Multiply the mg/dL by 0.0259 to get mmol/

To convert

**Copper**readings:-

Divide µmol/L by 0.157 to get µg/dL

Multiply µg/dL by 0.157 to get µmol/L

To convert

**Cortisol**readings:-

Divide nmol/L by 27.95 to get µg/dL

Multiply µg/dL by 27.95 to get nmol/L (nanomoles per litre)

To convert

**C-peptide**readings:-

Divide the nmol/L by 0.333 to get ng/mL.

Multiply the ng/mL by 0.333 to get nmol/L

To convert

**Creatine**readings:-

Divide mol/L by 76.26 to get mg/dL

Multiply mg/dL by 76.26 to get mol/L.

To convert

**Creatinine**readings:-

Divide the mol/L by 88.4 to get mg/dL.

Multiply the mg/dL by 88.4 to get mol/L.

To convert

**Creatinine clearance**readings:-

Divide the ml/s by 0.0167 to get ml/min.

Multiply the ml/min L by 0.0167 to get ml/s.

To convert

**degrees C to degrees F**

Take the degrees C, multiply by 9. Divide the answer by 5. Add 32. That will give you your degrees F.

Eg. 37 x 9 = 333.

333 / 5 = 66.6.

66.6 + 32 = 98.6 degrees F

(Therefore 37 deg C equals 98.6 deg F)

To convert degrees F to degrees C

Take the degrees F, minus 32, divide the answer by 9, multiply that answer by 5.That will give you your degrees C.

Eg. 98.6 - 32 = 66.6

66.6 / 9 = 7.4

7.4 x 5 = 37 degrees C

To convert

**Fluoride**readings:-

Divide µmol/L by 52.6 to get µg/mL

Multiply µg/mL by 52.6 to get µmol/L

To convert Glycated haemoglobin (glycosylated hemoglobin A1, A1C)

Conventional units use term - % of total hemoglobin

SI units use term - proportion of total haemoglobin

Divide ‘proportion of total haemoglobin’ by 0.01 to get ‘% of total hemoglobin’.

Multiply ‘% of total hemoglobin’ by 0.01 to get ‘proportion of total haemoglobin’

To convert

**Haemoglobin readings**:- (See Note below)

Divide mmol/L by 0.6206 to get g/dl

Multiply g/dl by 0.6206 to get mmol/L

Note -

Sometimes the conventional units are given in g/L instead of g/dl. If that is the case do the following conversion first.

Divide g/L by 10.0 to get g/dL

Multiply g/dL by 10.0 to get g/L.

To convert Hematocrit readings:-

Conventional units use %

SI units use ‘proportion of 1.0’

Divide ‘proportion of 1.0’ by 0.01 to get %

Multiply % by 0.01 to get ‘proportion of 1.0’

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