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ABG's

arterial blood gases

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AFB

acid-fast bacilli

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Alb.

albumin

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Alk. Phos.

alkaline phosphate (phosphatase) ALP

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ANA

antinuclear antibodies

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APTT

activated partial thromboplastin time

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ASO(T)

anti-streptolysin O titer

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barb.

barbiturate

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baso.

basophil

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BC

blood culture

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bicarb.

bicarbonate

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Bili T & D

bilirubin total and direct

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BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophy

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BS

blood sugar

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BUN

blood, urea, nitrogen

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Bx

biopsy

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Ca

calcium

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CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

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CBC

complete blood count

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CBG

capillary blood glucose

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CBG's

capillary blood gases

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CDA

Canadian Diabetes Association

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C. difficile, C. diff, (CDT)

clostridium difficile

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CEA

carcinoembryonic antigen

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chol.

cholesterol

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Cl

chloride

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CP4

electrolytes

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CP6

electrolytes, urea, creatinine

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CP7

electrolytes, urea, creatinine, random glucose

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Cr.

creatinine

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Cr. Cl.

creatinine clearance

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CRP

C-reactive protein

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C & S

culture and sensitivity

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CSU

catheterized specimen of urine

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BCCA

British Columbia Cancer Agency

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diff

differentials (CBC & diff)

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dig

digoxin

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EBV

Epstein-Barr virus

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ENA

extractable nuclear antigen

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eos

eosinophil(s)

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ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FBW

fasting blood work

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FDP

fibrin degradation product

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Fe

iron

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FFP

fresh frozen plasma

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F1O2

forced inspiration of oxygen

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FSP

fibrin split product

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GGT

gamma globulin test / gamma glutamyl transferase

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gm. st.

gram stain

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G & S

group and screen (same as T & S)

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GTT

glucose tolerance test

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HAV

hepatitis A virus

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HbA1c

glycosulated hemoglobin

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HBsAg

hepatitis B surface antigen

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HBV

hepatitis B virus

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Hct

hematocrit

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HCV

hepatitis C virus

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HDL

high-density lipoproteins

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Hgb

hemoglobin

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H-pylori

Helicobacter pylori

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HVD

hypertensive vascular disease

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IHD

ischemic heart disease

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INR

international normalized ratio

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L/D

last dose

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LDL

low-density lipoproteins

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LFT's

liver function tests

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LP

lumbar puncture

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lymphs

lymphocytes

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lytes

electrolytes (same as CP4)

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Mg

magnesium

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mono

mononucleosis/monocytes

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MRO

multi-resistant organism

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MRSA

methicillin resistant staph aureus

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MSU

midstream urine

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OB

occult blood

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O & P

ova and parasites

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PKU

phenylketonuria

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plates

platelets

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Po4 / P

phosphate / phosphorus

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POD

post-operative day

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PSA

prostate specific antigen

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PT

prothrombin time

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PTH

parathyroid hormone

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RA

room air / rheumatoid arthritis

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RBS

random blood sugar

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RF

rheumatoid factor

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RPR

rapid plasma reagin

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SG

specific gravity

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STS

serological test for syphilis

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T4, T3

thyroxine, thyroid test

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TIBC

total iron-binding capacity

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T & S

type and screen (same as G & S)

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TSH

thyroid-stimulating hormone

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T & X

type and crossmatch

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U/A

urinalysis

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Urine R & M

urinalysis routine and microscopic

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VDRL

Venereal Disease Research Laboratory

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VRE

vancomycin resistant enterococci

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WB

whole blood

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XM

crossmatch

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PICC

peripherally inserted central catheter

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PHSA

Provincial Health Services Authority