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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