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Abbr/Lab, Chem, Sym

WW Med Term/Lesson 11/Abbr of Lab Tests, Chemistries and Symbols

ABG arterial blood gas (blood drawn from artery to determine amt of oxygen in blood)
ACP acute care panel (aka. electrolyte panel)
BUN blood urea nitrogen (part of electrolyte panel, can determine kidney failure)
C culture and sensitivity (determines bacterial presence and proper antibiotic to treat)
CBC complete blood count (evaluates blood's capacity to carry oxygen and fight off infection)
chem. chemistry (lab tests used to measure blood chemistry levels)
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CXR chest X ray
DPT or DTP diptheria, pertussis, tetanus (vaccination)
FBS fasting blood sugar (obtained in early am)
HCT hematocrit (volume of blood in relation to volume of cells)
Hgb hemoglobin (part of a red blood cell that carries oxygen)
lytes electrolytes (lab blood test)
O ova and parasites (lab test performed on fecal matter)
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cells
Ca calcium
CI chloride
CRE creatinine (can help to indicate rennal failure)
Fe iron
Glu glucose
K+ postassium
Na sodium
NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate (indicative of pH acid base balance)
less than
> greater than
# pound
@ at
ampersand and
O (circle with arrow pointing upper right) male
O (circle with cross at bottom) female
up arrow increase
down arrow decrease