thank you super people!!
These are not the units my cbc'c come in????????????
wbc 1.8 rbc 3.12 hgb 10.6 hct 31.3
My units aren't the same either. A conversion chart would be appreciated.
Also, would it be possible to highlight in a different colour the typical reference range so that we could see when we were below (or above) a typical safe range?
Ditto on WBC. My labs report. like Dennis above.. i.e. WBC 2.9, PLTS .86 etc...
I think that 2.9 corresponds to 2.9 x 10 to the value of 3/ mcL
which would be 2.9 x 1000 = 2900.
Does that make any sense???
The same with the platelets .86 x 1000 = 860
how do I get to CBC trackers?
You can access the CBC Tracker by clicking on the "Trackers" link at the top of the community, from My MedHelp or directly from: http://www.medhelp.org/trackers/list/90
It looks like all your labs except for WBC seem to fall in line with almost normal ranges. On your lab report, does it say what units they measured WBC count in? Typically WBC is measured in cells/mcL, and that is the unit supported by the trackers. If your lab is doing something different, please let us know.
Here is more information on standard CBC tests: http://www.medhelp.org/Medical-Dictionary/Terms/1/003642.htm
If you would like us to help you figure out your labs, we'd be happy to create a conversion chart or work with you to convert the numbers. Unfortunately, it's really difficult to do so if we don't know what units your lab uses. Feel free to add the units here for each of the labs that have an issue and we'll see what we can do. Thanks!
my wbc is measured in 10^3/ul
rbc is 10^6/ul
platelets are 10^3/ul
I just looked at a different lab and
rbc million mm3
Thanks for sharing your lab units with us. This was very helpful.
Let's look at your two lab results first (before we compare to the tracker).
1st lab: 10^3/ul
2nd lab: thousand/mm3
These two are really the same thing. 10^3 is scientific notation for thousand and mm3 is the same thing as ul. So these labs are exactly the same.
1st lab: 10^6/ul
2nd lab: million /mm3
These two are also the same thing. 10^6 is scientific notation for million and mm3 is the same thing as ul.
1st lab: 10^3/ul
2nd lab: thousand/mm3
This is just like WBC, so it's also the same.
Luckily, the numbers between your two labs are measured in exactly the same units, so you can easily compare them.
Now to compare these numbers against the CBC Tracker.
Your labs are measured in the following units:
rbc: million mm3
The tracker values are measured in the following units:
wbc: per mcl
platelets: per mm3
After some research, it looks like mm3 is the exact same thing as mcl. So to quickly convert from your lab values to the tracker, just multiply by a thousand in the case of wbc and platelets.
Hopefully this all makes sense. If not, just let us know. Thanks!
Good to know that my calculations were correct. :-)
Just wanted to let you know that for the countries who are NOT using the Conventional Units System anymore, as they still do in the US and a few other other countries...
So, people in Europe, you will have to convert your values from SI Units (the new Système International) to the Conventional Units first and then time it by 1000.
Here is the link for the conversion table for clinical data.
So,,, what you and Marcia are saying is to drop the (point ...) on all three add a zero and thats my readings......... wbc 1.9=1900 rbc 3.32=3320 platelets 102=1020 , Putting it in something I can understand.... lol!!! I never was good at math!!!! And am even worse now that I am old and kinda brain foggy.......... :) I did not even understand the link that was given....... If I could convert it on excel I could probably do that......... Thanks for the help...
Looking back,,,,, thats exactly what you said.... but I still had to make myself undersand it..and I was stilll a little foggy on the rbc,,,, Thanks Marcia....
I think the easiest way is to just time the amount by 1000. 1.9 X 1000= 1900.
It's not about just adding a zero. It's about timing it by 1000. If you have a .86 it would become 860. So just grab a calculator and x 1000. It's easier to have it do it for you, than having to do it through brain fog heads. :-)
I think your labs would translate as the following:
WBC: 1.9 * 1000 = 1900
RBC: 3.32 (No need to translate this since it's already in millions)
Platelet: .86 * 1000 = 860
oh thank you, i was SO going to ask for this and just hadn't gotten around to emailing you guys!