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Re: [IP] Whole blood vs plasma blood glucose levels



Hi Don.

Do you have a link to the article on lifescan.com that explains this? I
can't dind it ont he site and am looking on it...


Justin
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Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Whole blood vs plasma blood glucose levels


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> Don,
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> Actually, to convert TO Plasma-calibrated from whole-blood calibrated, you
> multiple your whole-blood value by 1.12.  If you want to convert plasma-
> calibrated TO whole-blood, then divide your plasma value by 1.12.
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> Ryan
>
> >Go for the Plasma  values,  Both values are correct!!! BUT plasma will
> >corralate  better with your  laboratory results.  Most of the older
> >meters are set for whole blood, some can be reset to plasma. The newer
> >meters are now set for the standard Plasma levels.  " that is why you
> >hear people upset because their new  meters read higher "
> >I believe to calculate your whole blood results to plasma, just multiply
> >the whole blood by 1.5 , Lifescan.com  has a nice article on the
> >plasma/whole blood issue.
> >
> >don
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