Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Ab

antibody

AFB

acid fast bacillus

Ag

antigen

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ALL

alanine aminotransferase

ANA

anti-nuclear antibody

bacti

bacteriology

BBP

blood borne pathogen

BP

blood pressure

BT

bleeding time

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

C

centigrade, Celsius

CBC

complete blood count

cc, ccm

cubic centimeter

CCU

coronary care unit

chol

cholesterol

CK

creatine kinase

CI

chloride

cm

centimeter

CNS

central nervous system

CO2

carbon dioxide

crit

hematocrit

C & S

culture and sensitivity

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

diff

leukocyte differential

ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

F

fahrenheit

FBS

fasting blood sugar

GC

gonoccoccus, gonorrhea

GI

gastrointestinal

GTT

glucose tolerance test

GU

genitourinary

HAV

hepatitis A virus

Hb, Hgb

hemoglobin

HBV

hepatitis B virus

hCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

HCI

hydrochloric acid

HCO3

bicarbonate

Hct

hematocrit

HCV

hepatitis C virus

HDL chol

high density lipoprotein cholesterol

HDN

hemolytic disease of newborn

H & H

hemoglobin and hematocrit

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HPF

high power field

HSV

herpes simplex virus

ICU

intensive care unit

ig

immunoglobulin

igG

immunoglobulin G

igM

immunoglobulin M

IM

infectious mononucleosis

i.m.

intramuscular

IU

international unit

IV, i.v.

intravenous

K

potassium

kg

kilogram

LDL chol

low density lipoprotein cholesterol

LPF

low power field

ug

microgram

mEq

millequivalent

mg

milligram

MI

myocardial infarction

mL, ml

milliliter

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

MRSA

methicillin

MSDS

methicillin-resistant Staphyloccoccus aureus

MSDS

material safety data sheet

NaCl

sodium chloride

OGTT

oral glucose tolerance test

O & P

ova and parasites

pH

hydrogen ion concentration

PMN

polymorphonuclear neutrophil

PP

postprandial

PPE

personal protective equipment

PSA

prostate specific antigen

PT

prothrombin time, pro-time

qns

quantity not sufficient

RBC

red blood cell

RF

rheumatoid factors

RNA

ribonucleic acid

RPR

rapid plasma reagin

sed rate

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

sp. gr.

specific gravity

stat

immediately

strep

Streptoccoccus

UA

urinalysis, uric acid

URI

upper respiratory infection

UTI

urinary tract infection

VD

venereal disease

VDRL

venereal disease research laboratory

WBC

white blood cell

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