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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
g
gram
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
H2O
water
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
L
liter
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
Na
sodium
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