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PIMA Phlebotomy

Medical Terminology 2015 Common Healthcare-Related Abbreviations

AbbrevationMeaning
ABGs Arterial Blood Gases
ABO Blood Group System (ABO Blood types)
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ATL Alanine Transaminase
Aq Water,Aqua, H2O
*AST Aspartate Aminotransferase
*b.i.d. Twice A Day ( bis in die)
BMP Basic Metabolic Profile (panel0
BS Blood Sugar
*BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
Bx biopsy
ĉ with
C Celsius centigrade
C Culture and sensitivity
Ca Calcium
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
*CBC Complete Blood Count
Chem Chemistry
Chol Cholesterol
CK Creatine Kinase
c/o Complains Of
CO2 Carbon dioxide
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
*Crit Hematocrit
CSF Cerebrospinal fluid
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
D Day
DIC Disseminated Intravacular Coagulation
DKA Diabetic Acidosis (ketoacidosis)
DNA Deoxyribnucleic Acid
*DOB Date of Birth
DVT Deep venais Thrombosis
*Dx Diagnosis
ED Emergency Department
ER Emergency Room
ESR/sed rate Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
ETOH ethyl, alcohol, sedimentation western
*F Fahrenheit
*FBS Fasting blood sugar
*Fe Iron
*FH family history
FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FUO fever of unknown origin
GTT glucose tolerance test
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
*Hct hematocrit
*Hgb hemoglobin
*HH or H hematocrit and hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
h/o history of
H2O water
hx history
ICU intensive care unit
ID identification
IM intramuscular
K potassium
LE lupus erythematosus
lytes electrolytes
*MI myocardial infarction
MS multiple sclerosis
Na sodium
*Neg negative
NKA no known allergies
*NPO nothing by mouth
*O2 oxygen
*O ova and parasite
OR operating room
*path pathology
Peds pediatrics
pH hydrogen ion concentration (acid or base)
PKUl phenylketonuria
PLT platelets
p/o postoperative
p.o. by mouth (orally)
pos positive
PP postprandial
PRN or Prn as needed
PSA prostatic specific antigen
*pt patient
PT prothrombin time
*QNS or q.n.s. quantity not sufficient
RBC red blood cell
req requisition
ŝ without
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