Re: Clinical conversions
by Michael Gayler on 09/07/03 at 05:21:21
A few warnings for those using conversion factors for clinical laboratory results! Particularly with enzyme assays - make sure that you are comparing like with like! There are too many different measurement convenstions for 'simple' tables like this to work all the time. Secondly - make sure that the units you are convertng from / to are *exactly* what is in in the table. Thirdly (sorry) be aware of the pecularities of US laboratory measurements compared to the rest of the world, before diagnosing yourself with something nasty!! If in doubt always speak to your doctor / physician, or seek advice from a biomedical scientist!