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Medical abbreviation

TermDefinition
ABG Arterial blood gas
ABO Blood group system
ALT Alanine transaminase
AST Aspartate aminotransferase
BMP Basic metabolic panel
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
C&S Culture and sensitivity
CBC Complete blood count
Chem Chemistry
Chol Cholesterol
CK Creatine kinase
CO2 Carbon dioxide
Crit Hematocrit
CSF Cerebrospinal fluid
Diff Differential count of WBC
Eos Eosinophil
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (sedrate, westergren test)
ETOH Ethyl alcohol
FBS Fasting blood sugar
Fe Iron
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
FUO fever of unknown origin
GH growth hormone
gluc glucose
GTT glucose tolerance test
Hb, HGB hemoglobin
HBsAG hepatitis b surface antigen
HBV hepatitis b virus
hCG human chlorionic gonadotropin
HCT/Hct hematocrit
HDL high density lipoprotein
HGB/Hgb hemoglobin
HH (H&H) hemoglobin and hematocrit
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
IV intravenous
K potassium
LD/LDH lactic dehydrogenase
LDL low density lipoprotein
Iytes electrolytes
Mg magnesium
mL mililiter
mm millimeter
mono monocyte
Na sodium
NKA no known allergy
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
O&P ova and parasite
PAP papanicolaou test (smear)
Path pathology
peds pediatrics
pH hydrogen ion concentration (acid and alkaline)
PKU phenylketonuria
PLT platelet
PPBS postprandial blood sugar
PPD purified protein derivative (TB test)
PRN as necessary
protime Prothrombin time (or protime, PTINR, INR)
PSA prostate specific antigen
PTT partial thromboplastin time
QNS quantity not sufficient
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood cell
req requisition
sed rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate
SpGr specific gravity
STAT immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
TB tuberculosis
PFL protect from light
T&C type and crossmatch
TIBC total iron binding capacity
trig triglycerides
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
UA urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
WBC white blood cell
Created by: Alexismccoy