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Ab
antibody
ADH
antidiuretic hormone (chemistry)
AFB
acid-fast bacillus (microbiology)
Ag
antigen
ALP -or- alk phos
alkaline phosphatase (chemistry)
ANA
antinuclear antibody (serology)
BMP
basic metabolic panel (chemistry)
BUN
blood urea nitrogen (chemistry)
Bx
biopsy (cytology)
Ca -or- Ca+
calcium (chemistry)
CBC
complete blood count (hematology)
CC, creat cl, -or- cr cl
creatinine clearance (chemistry)
CEA
carcinoembryonic antigen (serology)
Cl
chloride (chemistry)
CMP
comprehesive metabolic panel (chemistry)
CMV
cytomegalovirus (microbiology, serology)
CO
carbon dioxide (chemistry)
CPK -or- CK
creatine phosphokinase -or- creatine kinase (chemistry)
C&S
culture and sensitivity (micro)
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid (chemistry, hematology, microbiology)
Cx
culture (microbiology)
Diff
differential (hematology)
EBV
Epstein-Barr Virus (serology)
ESR -or- sedrate
erythrocyte sedimintation rate (hematology)
FBS
fasting blood sugar (chemistry)
Fe
iron (chemistry)
FS
frozen section (cytology)
GTT
glucose tolerance test (chemistry)
HB Ag
hepatitis B surface antigen (serology)
HCG
human chorionic gonadotropin (test for pregnancy [chemistry]).
Hct
hematocrit (hematology)
HDL
high-density lipoproteins (chemistry)
Hgb
hemoglobin (hematology)
H&H
hemoglobin and hematocrit (hematology)
HIVB Ag
human immunodeficiency virus screen (serology)
K
potassium (chemistry)
LDL
low-density lipoproteins (chemistry)
LP
lumbar puncture (also called spinal tap)
Lytes
electrolytes (chemistry)
Mg -or- Mg+
Magnesium (chemistry)
Na
sodium (chemistry)
NP
nasopharynx
O&P
ova and parasites (parasitology)
PAP
prostatic acid phosphatase (serology)
PC
packed cells (blood bank)
PCV
packed-cell volume (hematology; same as hematocrit)
pH
hydrogen ion concentration
PKU
phenylketonuria (chemistry)
PO
partial pressure of oxygen
PO -or- phos
phosphorus (chemistry)
POCT -or- PCT
point-of-care testing (performed on the nursing unit)
PP
postprandial (chemistry)
PSA
prostatic specific antigen (serology)
PT
prothrombin time (coagulation-hematology)
PTT -or- APTT
partial thromboplastin time -or- activated partial thromboplastin time (coagulation-hematology)
RBC
red blood cell count (hematology)
RBS -or- BS
random blood sugar -or- blood sugar (chemistry)
RDW
red cell distribution width (hematology)
Retics
reticulocytes (hematology)
RSV
respiratory syncytial virus (microbiology)
S&A
sugar and acetone (urinalysis)
T ,T ,T
thyroid tests (chemistry)
T&X-match or T&C
type and crossmatch (blood bank)
TIBC
total iron-binding capacity (chemistry)
T&S
type and screen (blood bank)
TSH
thyroid-stimulating hormone (chemistry)
T/Stat
timed stat (to be drawn stat a specified time)
UA -or- U/A
(urinalysis)
VDRL
Venereal Disease Research Laboratories (serology)
WBC
white blood cell count (hematology)
WNL
within normal limits