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Phlebotomy Flash

Phlebotomy abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
Antibody Ab
Arterial Blood Gases ABGs
Blood Groups ABO
Acid Citrate Dextrose ACD
Activated Clotting Time ACT
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone ACTH
Antidiuretic Hormone ADH
Automatic Exposure Control AEC
Acid-fast bacilli (tuberculosis) AFB
Antigen Ag
Acquired immunodefeciency syndrome AIDS
As low as reasonably achievable ALARA
Alkaline phosphatase ALP
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS
Alanine aminotransferase ALT (SGPT)
ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODY ANA
AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM ANS
ACTIVATED PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME APTT (PTT)
ANTIMICROBIAL REMOVAL DEVICE ARD
ANTISTREPTOLYSIN O ASO
ASPARATE AMINOTRANSFERASE AST (SGOT)
ATRIOVENTRICULAR AV
BARIUM ENEMA BaE
BOWEL MOVEMENT BM
BLOOD PRESSURE BP
BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATION BSI
BLEEDING TIME BT
BLOOD UREA NITROGEN BUN
BIOPSY Bx
CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY C
CALCIUM Ca
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE CAD
COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS CAP
COMPUTERIZED AXIAL TOMOGRAPHY CAT (CT) scan
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT CBC
CUBIC CENTIMETER cc
CARDIAC CARE UNIT CCU
CENTERES FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION CDC
CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN CEA
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT CEU
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE CHF
CREATINE KINASE ISOENZYMES CK-BB, MB, MM
CHLORIDE Cl
CREATINE KINASE CK (CPK)
CLINICAL LABORATORY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1988 CLIA '88
CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (MLT) CLT
CENTIMETER cm
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM CNS
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT CNA
CARBON DIOXIDE CO2
COMMISSION ON OFFICE LABORATORY ACCREDITATION COLA
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE COPD
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSITATION CPR
CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT CPU
CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CQI
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN CRP
CEREBROSPINAL FLUID CSF
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME CTS
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT CVA
CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER CVC
CERVIX Cx
DIRECT ANTIHUMAN GLOBULIN TEST DAT
DIABETES INSIPIDUS DI
DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION DIC
DIABETES MELLITUS DM
DATE OF BIRTH DOB
DIAGNOSIS Dx
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM ECG (EKG)
ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID EDTA
ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM EEG
ELECTROMYOGRAPHY EMG
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALITY ENT
EMERGENCY ROOM ER
EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME ERV
ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE ESR
FLUORESCENT ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODY FANA
FASTING BLOOD SUGAR FBS
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FDA
FIBRIN DEGRADATION PRODUCTS FDPs
FORCED EXPIRATORY VOLUME IN ONE SECOND FE-V
FRACTION OF INSPIRED OXYGEN FiO2
FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME FMS
FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY FRC
FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE FSH
FLUORESCENT TREPONEMAL ANTIBODY-ABSORBED FTA-ABS
FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN FUO
FORCED VITAL CAPACITY FVC
FRACTURE Fx
GAMMA GLUTAMYLTRANSFERASE GGT
GROWTH HORMONE GH
GASTROINTESTINAL GI
GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST GTT
GENITOURINARY GU
GYNECOLOGY GYN
HEMOGLOBIN AND HEMATOCRIT H & H
HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN HBsAg
HEPATITIS B VIRUS HBV
HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN HCG
HEMATOCRIT Hct
HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN HDL
HEMOLYTIC DISEASE OF THE NEWBORN HDN
HEMOGLOBIN Hgb
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS HIV
HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION HMO
HISTORY Hx
INSPIRATORY CAPACITY IC
INTENSIVE CARE UNIT ICU
IMMUNOGLOBULIN Ig
INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS IM
INTRAMUSCULAR IM
INTAKE AND OUTPUT I & O
INFANT RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME IRDS
INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME IRV
INTRAVENOUS IV
JOINT COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS JCAHO
POTASSIUM K
KILOGRAM kg
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE KOH
KILOVOLTS-PEAK kVp
LABOR AND DELIVERY L & D
LATERAL lat
LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE LD (LDH)
LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN LDL
LUTEINIZING HORMONE LH
LITHIUM Li
LEFT LOWER QUADRANT LLQ
LUMBAR PUNCTURE LP
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE LPN
LEFT UPPER QUADRANT LUQ
ELECTROLYTES Lytes
MILLIAMPERE-SECONDS mA-S
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY MD
METERED-DOSE INHALER MDI
MILLIGRAM mg
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION MI
MICROLITER ?
MILLILITER mL
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (CLT) MLT
MILLIMETER mm
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