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ABG arterial blood gases
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone
AFB acid-fast bacilli
APTT activated partial thromboplastin time
BE barium enema
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C&S culture and sensitivity
C&T crossmatch and type
CBC complete blood count
CK creatine kinase
C02 carbon dioxide
CRP C-reactive protein
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CXR chest x-ray
DI diabetes insipidus, diagnostic imaging
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
ECG electrocardiogram
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EMG electromyography
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS fasting blood sugar
FSH follice-stimulating hormone
GB/GBS gallbladder series
GH growth hormone
GTT glucose tolerance test
Hb hemoglobin
HbA1c glycosylated hemoglobin
HBV hepatitis B virus
Hct hermatocrit
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 the kidney, ureter and bladder
LDH lactic dehydrogenase
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LH luteinizing hormone
LP lumbar puncture
LS x-ray of lumbosacral spine
MCH mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin
MCHC mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin concentration
MCV mean corpuscular (cell) volume
Mg magnesium
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
Na sodium
NIDDM non-insulin dependent diabetes
NPH neutral protamine Hagedorn
O&P ova and parasite
OB occult blood
P phosphorus
Pap Papanicolaou test/smear
PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PFT pulmonary function test
PGH pituitary growth hormone
PRL proloactin
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
VDRL venereal disease research labratory
WBC white blood cell count
Created by: Jessica Longboat