Can anyone help with converting cholesterol scales?

  1. We have a patient who knows his cholesterol by the scale used in Canada and now has a reading in the American g/dL. Does anyone know about converting/comparing the two?

    Thanks so much .
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  3. by   lalaxton
    Hello!
    5.2 mmol/l (Canadian)= 200 mg/dL (American)

    Hope this helps!
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    Quote from lalaxton
    Hello!
    5.2 mmol/l (Canadian)= 200 mg/dL (American)

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks so much!

    So is there a formula to convert one to the other? If I figured my ratio correctly, , it's about 1:38.5 ?

    I shoulda paid more attention in my higher math!

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