Phlebotomy abbreviations

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AAAHP

American Association of Allied Health Professionals

ABG

arterial blood gas

ACA

American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals

ACE

angiostesin converting enzyme

ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone

ADH

antidiuretic hormone

AIDS

acquired immdoefiency syndrome

ALP

alkaline phosphatase

ALS

amiotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALT

alamine aminotransferase

AMT

American Medical Technologists

ANA

antinuclear antibody

APTT

activated partial thromboplastine time

ASCLS

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

ASCP

American Society for Clinical Pathologist

ASPT

American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians

AST

aspartate aminotransferase

BBP

blood-born pathogen

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

C & S

culture and sensitivity

CAP

College of American Pathologists

CBC

complete blood count

CCU

cardiac care unit

CDC

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

CEU

continuing education unit

CK

creatine kinase

CLIA'88

Clinical Lab Improvement Act of 1988

CLS

clinical laboratory scientist

CLSI

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Institute

CLT

Clinical Laboratory Technician

CNA

certified nursing assistant

CNS

central nervous system

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPT

certified phlebotomy technician

CT

computed tomography

diff

differential

DOT

department of transportation

EIA

enzyme immunoassay

EP

expanded precautions

ER

emergency room

ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

FBS

fasting blood sugar

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

GGT

y-glutamytransferase

GTT

glucose tolerance test

HCT

hematocrit

HDL

high-density lipoprotein

HEPA

high efficiency particulate air filtration

Hgb

hemoglobin

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HMO

heath maintenance organization

HTLV

Human T-Cell lymphotropic virus

ICU

intensive care unit

INR

internaional normalized ratio

JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

LD

lactate dehydrogenase

LDL

low-density lipoprotein

LIS

laboratory information services

LPN

licensed practical nurse

MCH

mean corpuscular hemoglobin

MCHC

mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration

MCV

mean corpuscular volume

MIS

manager of information services

MLT

medical laboratory technician

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

MRSA

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MSDS

materials safety data sheet

MT

medical technician

NAACLS

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science

NCA

National Credentialing Agency

NCCLS

National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

NHA

National Healthcareer Association

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

NPA

National Phlebotomy Association

OR

operating room

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PBT

phlebotomy technician

PCA

patient care assistant

PCT

patient care technician

PET

positron emission tomography

POL

physician office lab

PPE

personal protective equipment

PPO

preferred provider organization

PT

prothrombin time

RDW

red cell distribution width

RIA

radioimmunoassay

RN

registered nurse

RPT

registered phlebotomy technician

SST

serum separator tube

TBP

transmission-base precaution

VRE

vancomicyn-reisistant Enterococcus

WBC

white blood cell (or count)

SPS

sodium polyanetholesulfonate

PST

plasma separator tube

HLA

human leukocyte antigen

EDTA

ethyllenediaminetetraacetic acid

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