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Lab Tests Abbreviations

List of Abbreviations produced by Clinical Staff for use within Health Records. To support … PAEDIATRIC THERAPIES TEST ABBREVIATIONS.

Lab Tests Abbreviations
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TestAbbreviationMore Information
A1AAlpha-1 AntitrypsinAn inherited disorder that may cause lung disease and liver disease.
A1cHemoglobin A1cThis test tells you your average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months
ABAntibodya blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances which the body recognizes as alien, such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in the blood.
ABGArterial Blood GasYou may have an ABG test to detect lung diseases.
ABRH ABO Group and Rh TypeIt is Your Blood Group
ABTAntibody Titer
ACAAnti-Cardiolipin Antibodies
ACEAngiotensin Converting EnzymeDrugs called ACE inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes and kidney diseases.
ACLAnterior cruciate ligamentCommonly injured part of the knee
ACID PHOS Acid Phosphatasean enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of phosphate esters in an acidic environment.
ACPAcid Phosphatasean enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of phosphate esters in an acidic environment.
ACTActivated Clotting Timecommonly used to monitor treatment with high-dose heparin before, during, and for a short time after medical or surgical procedures
ACTHAdrenocorticotropic Hormone(ACTH) plays a large role in how your body responds to stress.
ADAAdenosine DeaminaseIt is Protein. type of white blood cell that plays a role in the immune response to infections.
ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorderA behavior disorder
AFBAcid-Fast Bacillusbacteria that causes tuberculosis and certain other infections.
AFIBAtrial fibrillationA disturbance of the rhythm of the heart
AFPAlpha Fetoproteina tumor marker test measures the level of AFP in your blood.
AGAntigenAn antigen is any substance that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against it.
AIDSAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Infection caused by human immunodeficiency virus
ALAAminolevulinic Acidused in combination with photodynamic therapy
AlbAlbuminblood test is a type of liver function test
Alk PhosAlkaline PhosphataseYou may have a blood test for ALP to detect liver or bone disease.
ALPAlkaline PhosphataseYou may have a blood test for ALP to detect liver or bone disease.
ALSAmyotrophic lateral sclerosisAlso known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
ALTAlanine aminotransferaseYou may have a blood test for ALT to detect liver disease.
AMDAge-related macular degenerationAn eye problem
ANAAntinuclear AntibodyANA test looks for antinuclear antibodies in your blood
Anti-HBcHepatitis B Core Antibodyindicates a past or current hepatitis B infection
Anti-HBeHepatitis Be AntibodyDetermining infectivity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers
Anti-HBsHepatitis B Surface Antibodyindicates that a person is protected against the hepatitis B virus.
Anti-HCVHepatitis C Antibodytest that looks for hepatitis C antibodies in the bloodstream.
APTStool for Fetal HemoglobinThis is a screening test for fetal versus maternal blood
aPTTActivated Partial Thrombin Time
ASNAntibody Screen
ASOAntistreptolysin-O
ASPAspirin Resistance
ASTAspartate aminotransferaseYou may have a blood test for ALP to detect liver disease.
AT III Antithrombin-III Activity
B12Vitamin B12
BMPBasic Metabolic Panel
BNPBrain Natriuretic Peptide
BUN Blood Urea NitrogenYou may have a blood test for BUN to detect kidney disease problems.
C1Complement C1, Functional
C1QC1Q Binding Assay
C2Complement C2
C3Complement C3
C4 Complement C4
CaCalcium
CA-125Cancer antigen 125CA 125 test measures the amount of the protein cancer antigen 125 in your blood.
CBCComplete Blood CountA blood test that measures many properties of the cells in your blood
CBCDComplete Blood Count with Differential
CEACarcinoembryonic Antigen
CH50  Complement Immunoassay, Total
CKCreatine Kinase
Cl Chloride
CMBCKMB Panel
CMPComprehensive Metabolic Panel
CMVCytomegalovirusA common virus
CMV AgCMV Antigenemia
COCarbon Monoxide
CO2Carbon Dioxide
COHBCarboxyhemoglobin
CONABOConfirmatory Type
CPKCreatine Phosphokinase (Creatine Kinase)You may have a blood test for CPK to see if you’ve had a heart attack.
CPRCardiopulmonary resuscitationAn emergency procedure whose heart has stopper or is no longer breathing
CrCreatinine
CRCL, CrClCreatinine Clearance
CRDCord Type and DAT
CREATCreatinine
CRPC-Reactive ProteinYou may have a blood test for CRP to see if you have   inflammation or heart problems.
CuCopper
D Bil Direct Bilirubin
DATDirect Antiglobulin (Coombs) Test
DCASDAT and AB Screen
DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone
DHEAS Dehydroepiandrosterone-Sulfate
DIFMDifferential
DigDigoxin
EOSEosinophils
EPOErythropoietin
ERAEstrogen Receptor Assay
ESRErythrocyte Sedimentation RateA blood test for inflammation
ETOHEthanol
FBSFasting Blood Sugar (Glucose)
FeTotal Iron
FEPFree Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin
FFNFetal Fibronectin
FFQFecal Fat
FolFolate
FSH/LHFSH/LH EvaluationIf you are a woman, you may have a blood test for FSH to evaluate fertility.
FT3Free T3
FT4Free Thyroxine
G2PP2 Hour Postprandial Glucose
G-6-PDGlucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase
Gamma GT Gamma Glutamyl Transferase
GCTGlucose Challenge Test
GDSGestational Diabetes Screen
GFRGlomerular filtration rateA test of kidney damage
GGTGamma Glutamyl Transferase
GHGrowth Hormone
GluGlucose
H&HHemoglobin and Hematocrit
HaptoHaptoglobin
HAVHepatitis A virusA virus that causes one type of liver disease
HbA1cHemoglobin A1c
HBeAbHepatitis Be Virus Antibody
HBeAgHepatitis Be Virus Antigen 
HBsAbHepatitis B Surface Antibody
HBsAgHepatitis B Surface Antigen
HBVHepatitis B virusA virus that causes one type of liver disease
hCGHuman Chorionic Gonadotropin
hCG (urine)Urine Pregnancy Test
HCTHematocritA virus that causes one type of liver disease
HCVHepatitis C virusA virus that causes one type of liver disease
HDLHigh Density LipoproteinA type of cholesterol, also known as “good” cholesterol
HFPHepatic Function Panel
HGBHemoglobinA blood test measurement
HgbA1cHemoglobin A1c
HGHHuman Growth Hormone
HIAA5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency VirusThe virus that causes AIDS
HPVHuman Papilloma Virus
HSVHerpes Simplex Virus
iCaIonized Calcium
IFEImmunofixation Electrophoresis
IgAImmunoglobulin A
IgEImmunoglobulin E
IGFInsulin-Like Growth Factor-I
IgG Immunoglobulin G
IgM Immunoglobulin M
INRProthrombin Time
Jo-1Jo-1 Antibody
KBKleihauer-Betke
KPotassium
Lact(o)Lactoferrin
LDLactate Dehydrogenase
LDHLactate Dehydrogenase
LDLLow density lipoproteinA type of cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol
LFTLiver Function Tests
LHLuteinizing Hormone
Li+ or LiLithium
MetHb/MetHgb Methemoglobin
Mg, MagMagnesium
MICMinimum Inhibitory Concentration
MMAMethylmalonic Acid
MnManganese
MonoMononucleosis
NASodium
NEOTYNeonate Type and DAT
NEOXMNeonate Type and XM  
NH3Ammonia
NTRNewborn Type and Rh
PAPPap Smear ORYou may need a PAP test to detect cervical cancer.
 Pap Smear & HPV DNA Test OR
 Prostatic Acid Phosphatase
PbLead
PBGPorphobilinogen
PCPPhencyclidine
PEPProtein Electrophoresis
PHOSPhosphorus
PKUPhenylketonuria
PLT or PLTPlatelet Count
PO4Phosphorus
PRLProlactin
PRUP2Y12
PSAProstate Specific Antigen
PT Prothrombin TimeA measure of blood clotting
PTHParathyroid HormoneYou may have a blood test for PTH to detect    parathyroid disease.
PTTPartial Thromboplastin TimeA measure of blood clotting
QIGQuantitative Immunoglobulins
RBCRed Blood CellA type of blood cell
RETReticulocyte Count
RF Rheumatoid Factor
RFPRenal Function Panel
RhIG (Eval)RhIG Evaluation
RPRRapid Plasma Reagin
RSVRespiratory Syncytial VirusA virus that causes infections in children
Scl-70Scleroderma Antibody
SHBGSex Hormone-Binding Globulin
SIFESerum Immunofixation Electrophoresis
SiroSirolimus
SPEPSerum Protein Electrophoresis
SSASjögren’s Syndrome A Antibody
SSBSjögren’s Syndrome B Antibody
SSDNASingle Stranded DNA
T BilTotal Bilirubin
T3TriiodothyronineYou may have a blood test for T3 to detect thyroid disease.
T4Thyroxineou may have a blood test for T4 to detect thyroid disease.
TacroTacrolimus
TBGThyroxine Binding Globulin
TGL Triglycerides
TheoTheophylline
TIBCTotal Iron Binding CapacityA test that measures the amount of iron in your blood
TORCHTOxoplasmosis, Rubella Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplexA newborn will have this test to check for infections. Sometimes the mother also needs the test.
TPTotal Protein
TREPTreponemal Antibodies
Trep AbTreponemal Antibodies
TRH  Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone
TrigTriglycerides
TRXNTransfusion Reaction Evaluation
TSHThyroid Stimulating HormoneYou may have a blood test for TSH to detect thyroid disease.
TSIThyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin
TTThrombin Time
TYSCType and Screen
UIFEUrine Immunofixation Electrophoresis
UPE, UPEP or 
Ur Prot ElectUrine Protein Electrophoresis
VCAViral Capsid Antigen 
VDRLVenereal Disease Reference Lab (Syphilis Test, CSF)
Vit AVitamin A (Retinol)
Vit B1Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vit B12Vitamin B12
Vit B2 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vit B6Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vit CVitamin C
Vit D25-Hydroxy Vitamin D
VLDLVery Low Density Lipoprotein
VMAVanillylmandelic Acid
VZGVaricella zoster IgG
WBCWhite Blood Cell CountA type of blood cell
XaLMW Heparin
XMType and Crossmatch
ZnZinc
ZPPZinc ProtoporphyrinA compound found in red blood cells 



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