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Abbreviations Phlebo

Abbreviations Routinely Used in Blood Tests

AbbreviationMeaning
Ab Antibody
ABO Classification system for four blood groups
AcAc Acetoacetate
ACE Angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACT Activated coagulation time
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH Antidiuretic hormone
AFB Acid-fast bacillus
AFP Alpha-fetoprotein
Ag Antigen
AG Anion Gap
A/G R Albumin-globulin ratio
ALB Albumin
ALP; alk phos Alkaline phosphase
ALT Alanine aminotransferase
ANA Antinuclear antibody
APAP Acetominophen
APTT Activated partial thromboplastin time
ASA Acetylsalcyclic acid (aspirin)
AST Aspartate aminotransferase
AT-III Antithrombin III
B Blood (whole blood)
Baso Basophil
BCA; BRCA Breast cancer antigen
BJP Bence Jones protein
BT Bleeding time
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
Ca; Ca++ Calcium
CA Cancer antigen
CBC Complete blood (cell) count
CEA Carcinoembryonic antigen
CHS Cholinesterase test
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COHb Carboxyhemoglobin
CPK Creatine phosphokinase
CRCL Creatine clearance
Cre Creatine
DHEA-SO4 Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
Dif Differential (blood cell count)
EBNA-IgG Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
EDTA Ethynelediaminetetraacetic acid
ELP Electrophoresis, protein
Eos Eosinophil
Eq Equivalent
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ETOH Alcohol
FBS Fasting blood sugar
Free T4 Free thyroxine
FSH Follicle-stimulating hormone (follitropin)
FTI Free thyroxine index
GFR Glomerular filtration rate
GH Growth hormone
GHRH Growth hormone-releasing hormone
GnRH Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
GTT Glucose tolerance test
HA Hemagglutination
HAI Hemagglutination inhibition test
HAV Hepatitis A virus
Hb; Hgb Hemoglobin
HbCO Carboxyhemoglobin
HBV Hepatitis B virus
HCG; hCG Human chorionic gonadtropin
Hct Hematocrit
HCV Heatitis C virus
HDL High-density lipoprotein
HDV Hepatitis delta virus
HGH; hGH Human growth hormone
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HLA Human leukocyte antigen
HPV Human papilloma virus
HSV Herpes simplex virus
HTLV Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus
Ig Immunoglobin
IgE Immunoglobin E
INH Inhibitor
IV Intravenous
L Liver
LD; LDH Lactate dehydrogenase
LDL Low-density lipoprotein
LH Leuteinizing hormone
LMWH Low-molecular-weight heparin
Lytes Electrolytes
MCH Mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHC Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
MCV Mean corpuscular volume
MHb Methemoglobin
MONO Monocyte
MPV Mean platelet volume
msAFP Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein
NE Norepinephrine
OGTT Oral glucose tolerance test
P Plasma
PBG Porphobilinogen
PCT Prothrombin consumption time
PCV Packed cell volume (hematocrit)
Pi Inorganic phosphate
PKU Phenylketonuria
PLT Platelet
PMN Polymorphonuclear (leukocyte; neutrophil)
PRL Prolactin
PSA Prostate-specific antigen
PT Prothrombin time
PTH Parathyroid hormone
PTT Partial thromboblastin time
PZP Pregnancy zone protein
RAIU Thyroid uptake of radioactive iodine
RBC Red blood cell; red blood (cell) count
RBP Retinol-binding protein
RDW Red cell distribution of width
Retic Reticulocyte
RF Rheumatoid factor; relative fluorescence unit
Rh Rhesus factor
RIA Radioimmunoassay
rT3 or REVT3 Reverse triiodothyronine
S Serum
Segs Segmented polymorphonuclear leukocyte
SPE Serum protein electrophoresis
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine
TBG Thyroxine-binding globulin
TBV Total blood volume
TG Triglyceride
TRH Thyrotropin-releasing hormone
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone
VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (test for syphilis)
WB Western blot
WBW White blood cell; white blood (cell) count
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