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Red Module Abbrev.

Red Module Terminology Abbreviations

ABG arterial blood gas(es)
ACTH * adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH * antidiuretic hormone
AFB acid-fast bacillus
ant anterior
AP anteroposterior
APTT activated partial thromboplastin time
BE barium enema
BMI * body mass index
BMR basal metabolic rate
BUN * blood urea nitrogen
Bx.bx biopsy
C&S * culture and sensitivity
C&T * crossmatch and type (for compatible blood)
CBC * complete blood count
CK creative kinase (cardiac enzyme)
CO2 * carbon dioxide
CRP C-reactive protein
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CXR * chest x-ray, chest radiograph
DI diabetes insipidus, diagnostic imaging
DKA diatetes ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DSA * digital subtraction angiography
Dx * diagnosis
ECG * electrocardiogram, electrocardiography
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EMG electromyography
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS * fasting blood sugar
FS * frozen section
FSH * follicle-stimulating hormone
GB/GBS * gallbladder series
GH growth hormone
GTT * glucose tolerance test
Hb * hemoglobin
HbA1c glycated hemoglobin
HBV * hepatitis B virus
Hct * hematocrit
HDL high density lipoprotein
HIV * human immunodeficiency virus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
IDDM * insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
I&D incision & drainage
INR international normalized ratio
IV-GTT intravenous glucose tolerance test
IVP * intravenous pyelogram
K potassium (an electrolyte)
KUB * kidney, ureter, bladder
LAT, lat lateral
LDH lactic dehydrogenase
LLQ * left lower quadrant
LP lumbar puncture
LS lumbosacral spine
LUQ * left upper quadrant
MCH mean cell hemoglobin
MCHC mean cell hemoglobin concentration
MCV mean cell volume
Mg * Magnesium
mg/dl, mg/dL milligram per deciliter
MRI * magnetic resonance imaging
MSH melanocyte-stimulating hormone
Na sodium (an electrolyte)
NIDDM * non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NPH * neutral protamine Hagedorn (insulin)
O&P * ova and parasites (often in stool specimens)
OB * occult blood
P * phosphorus, pulse
Pap Papanicolaou (test)
PBI protein-bound iodine
PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PET positron emission tomography
PFT * pulmonary function tests
PGH * pituitary growth hormone
post posterior
PRL prolactin
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PT prothrombin time
PTH * parathyroid hormone
PTT/aPTT/APTT * partial thromboplastin time
RAI * radioactive iodine
RAIU * radioactive iodine uptake
RBC * red blood cell
RF rhenmatoid factor, radio frequency
RLQ * right lower quadrant
RUQ * right upper quadrant
S&A sugar and acetone
SBF small bowel follow-through
SGOT serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase
SGPT serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
sono sonogram
SPECT single photon emission computed tomography
Sx * symptom
T&S * type and screen (for compatible blood, see C&T)
T3 triiodothyronine (thyroid hormone)
T4 thyroxine (thyroid hormone)
TFT * thyroid function test
TSH * thyroid-stimulating hormone
Tx * treatment
U&L, U/L upper and lower
UA * urinalysis
UGI * upper gastrointestinal
US * ultrasound
VDRL venereal disease research laboratory
VMA vanilylimandelic acid (usually a 24 hr urine test)
WBC * white blood cell
LDH lactic dehydrogenase (enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of lactate)
LDL low density lipoprotein
LH * luteinizing hormone (produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary)
Created by: Barbara Ross