Common Abbreviations used in blood tests

ABO
four classifications of blood groups

ADH
antidiuretic hormone

AFP
alpha-feto protein

ALP;alk phos
alkaline phosphatase

ANA
antinuclear antibody

ASA
acetylsalicylic acid

BUN
blood urea nitrogen

Ca
calcium

CBC
complete blood count

CHE
cholinesterase

CK
creatine kinase

CO
carbon monoxide

COHb
carboxyhemoglobin

CR
creatinine

CrCl
creatinine clearance

DHEA
dehydroepiandrosterone

DIFF
differential count

EBNA
epstein barr nuclear antigen

EBV
epstein barr virus

EDTA
ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

Eos
eosinophils

ERP
estrogen receptor protein

ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate

FBS
fasting blood sugar

FFA
free fatty acids

FSH
follicle stimulating hormone

FT-4
free thyroxine 4

GFR
glomerular filtration rate

GH
growth hormone

GTT
glucose tolerance test

HAV
hepatitis A virus

Hb;Hgb
hemoglobin

HBV
hepatitis B virus

HCG;hCG
human chorionic gonadotropin

Hct
hematocrit

HCV
hepatitis C virus

HDL
high density lipoprotein

HGH;hgh
human growth hormone

HIV
human immunodeficiency virus

HPV
human papillomavirus

HSV
herpes simplex virus

Ig
immunoglobulin

IgE
immunoglobuline

LD;LDH
lactate dehydrogenase

LDL
low density lipoprotein

LH
luteinizing hormone

Lytes
electrolytes

MCV
mean corpuscular volume

Mono
mono monocytes

MPV
median platelet volume

PCV
packed cell volume

PKU
phenylketonuria

PLT
platelet

PRL
prolactin

PSA
prostate specific antigen

PT
prothrombin time

PTH
parathyroid hormone

PTT
partial thromboplastin time

RBC
red blood count

RCV
red cell volume

Retic
reticulocyte

RF
rheumatoid factor

Rh
rhesus factor

RIA
radioimmunoassay

Segs
segmented neutrophils

SPE
serum protein electrophoresis

T³
triiodothyronine

T4
thyroxine

TBV
total blood volume

TG
triglycerides

TSH
thyroid stimulating hormone

VDRL
veneral disease research laboratory

WB
western blot

WBC
white blood cell

CMP
complete metabolic panel

BMP
basic metabolic panel

RPR
rapid plasma reagin

AST
aspartate aminotransferase

ALT
alanine aminotransferase

TIBC
total iron binding capacity

CEA
carcinoembryonic antigen

ELISA
enzyme linked immunosorbent assay

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