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Phlebo abbreviations

abbreviations for blood tests, etc. Phlebotomy

GTT Glucose Tolerance Test: Also known as: Blood sugar, Fasting blood sugar, FBS, blood glucose, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT or GTT), Urine glucose
A renin blood test A plasma renin activity test is done to determine the cause of high blood pressure (hypertension), especially when potassium levels in the blood are low.Renin is an enzyme produced by specific cells in the kidneys.
HemoCue Hemoglobin System Hand Held: quick, simple and reliable quantitative hemoglobin results with the same performance as a large hematology analyzer. The test system consists of the B-Hemoglobin Analyzer and disposable microcuvettes.
Bleeding time procedure An incision 5 mm long x 1 mm deep is made on the lateral aspect of the volar surface of the forearm and the time to cessation of bleeding is measured.
Neonatal Pertaining to the first four weeks after birth.
NICU (pronounced "Nickyoo") A neonatal intensive care unit.also called a newborn intensive care unit, intensive care nursery (ICN), and special care baby unit (SCBU (pronounced "Skiboo"). Newborn and premature infants.
ABG analysis Blood gas analysis, also called arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, is a test which measures the amounts of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, as well as the acidity (pH) of the blood. evaluates how effec.lungs are deliv oxygen/elim. carbon dioxide
[edit] Hemostasis/Heomstatic process Physiologic process whereby bleeding is halted. Other processes: coagulation,vasoconstriction
AST or SGOT sometimes listed on lab request--enzyme aspartate aminotransferase.An aspartate aminotransferase (AST) test measures the amount of this enzyme in the blood. AST is normally found in red blood cells, liver, heart, muscle tissue, pancreas, and kidneys. AST
PICC PICC lines (peripherally inserted central catheters)inserted into one of the large veins of the arm near the bend of the elbow. It is then slid into the vein until the tip sits in a large vein just above the heart.
Which vessels carry blood lowest in O2? Veins
reagent strips Urinalysis test strips: glucose, ketones, blood, PH, protein, Nitrite, Leucocytes, Urobilinogen, Specific gravity, Bilirubin
Fibrinogen test Test blood clotting time. Related tests: Prothrombin Time (PT or PTT for partial), D-dimer, Coagulation Factors, Thrombin Time
Coombs' test antiglobulin test
ABG-arterial blood gas determine the concentration of oxygen, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate, as well as the pH, in the blood. Its main use is in pulmonology
FUO Fever of unknown origin
dorsal side of hand top of hand
CVC Drawing blood from a central venous catheter
White blood cell differentials The blood differential test measures the percentage of each type of white blood cell (WBC) that you have in your blood. It also reveals if there are any abnormal or immature cells.
CBC complete blood count:red, white, hemoglobin, platelet, size of red
mean corpuscular volume size of red blood cells
Hemocrit Hematocrit is a blood test that measures the number of red blood cells and the size of red blood cells. It gives a percentage of red blood cells found in whole blood.
Edema An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
Fomite A fomite is any inanimate object or substance capable of carrying infectious organisms (such as germs or parasites) and hence transferring them from one individual to another.
CDC Center for Control of Disease
GTT A glucose tolerance test in medical practice is the administration of glucose to determine how quickly it is cleared from the blood. The test is usually used to test for diabetes, insulin resistance, and sometimes reactive hypoglycemia.
TDM Theraputic drug monitoring
What alcohol percentage? 70%
microhematocrit procedure The microhematocrit method is the most accurate manual method of determining blood volume and should The microhematocrit method is the most accurate manual method of determining blood volume and should be used whenever feasible.
PT Prothrombin Time, Pro Time: measures how quickly blood clots when on blood thinners (or anticoagulants).
Blood Gases Blood gases is a test done to measure how much oxygen and carbon dioxide is in your blood. It also looks at the acidity (pH) of the blood. Usually, blood gases look at blood from an artery. radial artery in non-domin. hand is best.
Gastrin In humans, gastrin is a hormone that stimulates secretion of gastric acid by the parietal cells of the stomach. It is released by G cells in the stomach and duodenum. Sample requires immed. chilling.
TDM: Trough and Peak level determination Blood specimens for drug monitoring can be taken at two different times: during the drug's highest therapeutic concentration ("peak" level), or its lowest ("trough" level). Occasionally called residual levels
troponin test the troponin test is the test of choice. This is because it will still be elevated in the blood if the symptoms were/are due to heart damage.
Accession number a test order unique identifier used in hospitals, in particular those using LIS station methodology. Image data is stored on the disk drive (archive) without any identifying information regarding the Patient's name or ID as part of the filename.
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