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Abbreviations - Terminology

TermDefinition
ABG Arterial Blood Gases
ACTH Andrenocorticotropic Hormone
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone
AFB Acid Fast Bacillus
APTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
BE Barium Enema
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
C&S Culture and Sensitivity
C&T Cross Match and Type
CBC Complete Blood Count
CK Creatine Kinase
C02 Carbon Dioxide
CRP C-Reactive Protein
CSF Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CT Computed Tomography
CXR Chest X-ray
DI Diabetes Insipidus
DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis
DM Diabetes Mellitus
ECG Electrocardiogram
EMG Electromyogram
ELISA Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
MRCP Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GB/GBS Gallbladder Series
GH Growth Hormone
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
Hb Hemoglobin
HbA1c Glycoylated Hemoglobin
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
Hct Hematocrit
HDL High Density Lipoprotein
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
INR International Normalized Ratio
IV-GTT Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test
IVP Intravenous Pyelogram
K Potassium
KUB X-ray of Kidneys, Ureters and Bladder
LDH Lactic Dehydrogenase
LDL Low Density Lipoprotein
LH Luteinizing Hormone
LP Lumbar Puncture
LS X-ray of the Lumbosacral Spine
MCH Mean Cell Hemoglobin
MCHC Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration
MCV Mean Cell Volume
Mg Magnesium
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Na Sodium
NIDDM Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NPH Neutral Protamine Hagedorn
O&P Ova and Parasites
OB Occult Blood
P Phosphorus
PAP Papanicolaous Test/Smear
PC02 Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide
PFT Pulmonary Function Test
PGH Pituitary Growth Hormone
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
S&A Sugar and Acetone
SGOT Serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase
SGPT Serum Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase
T&S Type and Screen
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine
TFT Thyroid Function Test
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
UA Urinalysis
UGI Upper Gastrointestinal (Series)
US Ultrasound or Ultrasonography
VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory
VMA Vanillylmandelic Acid Test
WBC White Blood Cell Count
Created by: Kimberley Porter
 

 



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