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Medical Abbreviations

2-hr PPBS 2-hour postprandial blood sugar.
AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALP Alkaline phosphatase
ALT Alanine aminotranserase
ANA Antinuclear antibodies
aPTT activated partial thromboplastin time
AST Aspartate aminotransferase
BMP Basic metabolic panel
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
C&S Culture and sensitivity
CAP College of American Pathologists
CBC Complete blood count
CCU Cardiac care unit
CK Creatine kinase
CK-MB Creatine kinase-MB
CLIA '88 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988
CLSI Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
CMP Comprehensive metabolic panel
CNA Certified nursing assistant
CT Computed tomography
diff Differential
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
EDTA Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
ER, ED Emergency room, emergency department
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS Fasting blood sugar
FDP Fibrin degradation product
GTT Glucose tolerance test
hCG Human chorionic gonadotropin
Hct Hematocrit
HDL High density lipoprotein
Hb Hemoglobin
Hb Alc Glycated hemoglobin/ glycosylated hemoglobin
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HMO Health maintenance organization
ICU Intensive care unit
INR International normalized ratio
IV Intravenous
LDL Low-density lipoprotein
LIS Laboratory information services
LPN Licensed practical nurse
MCH Mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHC Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concenration
MCV Mean corpuscular volume
MIS Manager of information services
MLS Medical laboratory scientist
MLTs Medical laboratory technicians
MPV Mean platelet volume
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
MTs Medical technologists
NICU Neonatal intensive care unit
NSY Nursery
OR Operating room
PCA Patient care assistant
PCT Patient care technician
PET Positron emission tomography
Plt Platelets
POLS Physician office laboratories
PPOs Preferred provider organizations
PT Prothrombin time
RBC Red blood cells
RDW Red blood cell distribution width
RN Registered nurse
RPR Rapid plasma Reagin
SST Serum Separator
STAT Short turnaround time
TDM Therapeutic drug monitoring
WBC White blood cells
Created by: erinjayne