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Ab Antibody
Abn Abnormal
AFB Acid-fast bacillus
Ag Antigen
AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALT Alanine aminotransferase
ANA Antinuclear antibody
AST Aspartate aminotransferase
CBC Complete blood count
CF Complement fixation
CK Creatine kinase
CNS Central nervous system
CSF Cerebrospinal fluid
CXR Chest x-ray
CYP Cytochrome P450
Diff Differential cell count
EDTA Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (edetate)
ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
GI Gastrointestinal
GNR Gram-negative rod
GNCB Gram-negative coccobacillus
GPC Gram-positive coccus
GVCB Gram-variable coccobacillus
HF Heart failure
HLA Human Leukocyte Antigen
Ig Immunoglobulin
IM Intramuscular(ly)
INR International Normalized Ratio
IV Intravenous(ly)
min Minute
MN Mononuclear cell
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
N Normal
Neg Negative
NPO Nothing by mouth (nil per os)
PCR Polymerase chain reaction
PO Orally (per os)
Pos Positive
PMN Polymorphonuclear neutrophil (leukocyte)
POCT Point-of-care testing
PTH Parathyroid hormone
RBC Red blood cell
SIADH Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (secretion)
SLE Systemic lupus erythematosus
SPEP/IFE Serum protein electrophoresis/immunofixation electrophoresis
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Tetraiodothyronine (thyroxine)
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone
V Variable
VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (syphilis test)
WBC White blood cell
wk Week
yr Year
Increased
Decreased
No change

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