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Following here is a glossary or dictionary list of the most common of Blood related abbreviations (to the technician), that will leave the rest of us scratching a hole in our heads. We present these here because this is the language of your hospital report, and most of the Blood tests that are returned to you. Our view.....you paid for them, you should be able to read them!

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ABBREV.

ABBREVIATED TERM or PHRASE

2,3-DPG 2,3-dishospyhoglycerate
AABB American Association of Blood Banks
ACT Activated Clotting Time
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone
AHG Antihuman Globulin
AHTR Acute Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction (also HTR)
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALT Alanine Aminotransferase
ANA Antinuclear Antibody
ANH Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution
anti-HBc Antibody to Hepatitis B Core Antigen
anti-HCV Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus
anti-HTLV-I/II  Antibody to Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus type I/II
aPPT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
AST Aspartate Transaminase
ATIII Antithrombin III
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (see nvCJD)
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CPD Citrate, Phosphate, Dextrose (solution)
CPDA-1 Citrate, Phosphate, Dextrose-Adenine (solution)
C/T Crossmatch-to-Transfusion ratio (C:T)
DDAVP 1-Desamino-8-D-Arginine Vasopressin (desmopressin)
DIC Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy
EACA Epsilon-Aminocaproic Acid
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FFP Fresh Frozen Plasma
FNHTR Febrile Nonhemolytic Transfusion Reaction
GGTP Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
GHVD Graft-Versus-Host Disease
HAM HTLV-I-Associated Myelopathy
HBOC Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier
HBsAg Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
HB Hemoglobin
HCT Hematocrit
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HCV Hepatitis C Virus
HDN Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
HES Hydroxyethyl Starch
HH Hemochromatosis
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HLA Human Leukocyte Antigen
HTLV-I/II  Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus type I/II
HTR Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction (also AHTR)
IAD Intraoperative Autologous Donation
IFG Impaired Fasting Glucose
IgA Immunoglobulin A
ITP Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
LD Lactate Dehydrognase
MAC Mycobacterium Avium Complex
MCH Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
MCHC Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentrate
MCV Mean Corpuscular Volume
mg/dL milligrams per deciliter
MPV Mean Platelet Volume 
NAT Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing
nvCJD New Variation Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nCJD)
PABD Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation
PAT Preoperative Autologous Blood Transfusion
PFC Perflurochemical(s)
PLTs Platlets
PMNs Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes
PPF Purified Protein Fraction
PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma
PT Prothrombin Time
PTP Posttransfusion Purpura
PTT Partial Thromboplastin Time
Q-T from QRS complex to end of T wave (interval)
RBCs Red Blood Cells
Rh Rhesus Factor
STS Serological Test for Syphilis
T&S Type and Screen
TA-GVHD  Transfusion-Associated Graft-Versus-Host Disease
TEG Thromboelastograph
TRALI Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TSP Tropical Spastic Paraparesis
TSE Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
TTP Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
TTTS Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome
TXA Transexamic Acid
WBCs White Blood Cells
vWd von Willebrand's Disease
vWf von Willebrand's Factor

 

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