Interpretation Of Laboratory Reports In Alcohol Intoxication

How Are Alcohol (Ethanol) Concentrations in Body Fluids Expressed?

In European countries, the concentration is expressed in promille (grams per liter). In the United States, it has become customary to refer to concentration by percentage (grams per deciliter), and values in these units have been written into legislation and included in the uniform vehicle codes. Unless qualified, the use of promille or percentage does not indicate whether the result of the analysis is weight/weight, weight/ volume, or volume/volume. Another common way of expressing concentration, milligrams per deciliter, has also been used to indicate alcohol concentrations. The method of expressing concentration must be clearly specified whenever the alcohol level is mentioned. The desired expression can be derived from the toxicologic report by using the following equation:

1,000 |g/mL = 100 mg/dL = 21.74 mmol/L = 1.0 promille = 0.10%

What Are the Effects of Alcohol (Ethanol) Intoxication? Physiologic Effects:*

Blood-Alcohol

Concentration g/100 mL Stage of Alcoholic Influence Clinical Signs/Symptoms

Blood-Alcohol

Concentration g/100 mL Stage of Alcoholic Influence Clinical Signs/Symptoms

Reducing Blood Pressure Naturally

Reducing Blood Pressure Naturally

Do You Suffer From High Blood Pressure? Do You Feel Like This Silent Killer Might Be Stalking You? Have you been diagnosed or pre-hypertension and hypertension? Then JOIN THE CROWD Nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States suffer from High Blood Pressure and only 1 in 3 adults are actually aware that they have it.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment