Numbers

68Ga-PSMA – 68Ga-Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen

99mTc ECD – Technetium-99m Ethyl Cysteinate Dimer

 

A

A and E – Accident and Emergency

Ab – Antibody

ACR – Albumin to Creatinine Ratio

ACTH – Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

AFP – Alpha-Fetoprotein

Ag – Antigen

AIDS – Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

ANCA – Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies

ALB – Albumin

ALP – Alkaline Phosphatase

ALT – Alanine Aminotransferase

AST – Aspartate Aminotransferase

aPTT – activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

ASMA – Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibodies

 

 

B

BCG – Bacillus Calmette–Guérin

beta – hCG – beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

BNP – Brain Natriuretic Peptide

BRCA1 and BRCA2 – Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene 1 and 2

BUN – Blood Urea Nitrogen

C

CA – Cancer Antigen

CEA – Carcinoembryonic Antigen

CK – Creatine Kinase

CMV – Cytomegalovirus

CSF – Cerebrospinal Fluid

CT – Computed Tomography

CTSU – Cardiothoracic Surgery

D

DEXA – Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry

DHEAS – Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate

DIC – Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

DMSA – Tc-99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid

DNA – Deoxyribonucleic Acid

DTPA – Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetic Acid

 

 

E

E/U/Cr – Electrolyte, Urea and Creatinine

ECG – Electrocardiogram

ECHO – Echocardiography

ECT – Electroconvulsive Therapy

EEG – Electroencephalogram

eGFR – estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

EIA – Enzyme Immunoassay

ELISA – Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay

EMG – Electromyography

ENT – Ear Nose and Throat

ERCP – Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-pancreatography

 

F

FBC – Full Blood Count

FBG – Fasting Blood Glucose

FFP- Fresh Frozen Plasma

FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

FNAC – Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology

FSH – Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

FTA-ABS – Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption

 

G

G6PD – Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase

GFR – Glomerular Filtration Rate

GGT – Gamma- Glutamyl Transferase

GH – Growth Hormone

GI – Gastrointestinal

GP – General Practice/Practitioner

H

HAV – Hepatitis A Virus

Hb – Hemoglobin

HbA1C – Hemoglobin A1C (Glycated Hemoglobin)

HBV – Hepatitis B Virus

HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HCV – Hepatitis C Virus

HER 2 – Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2

HEV – Hepatitis E Virus

HIDA – Hepatobiliary Iminodiacetic Acid

HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HLA – Human Leukocyte Antigen

HPV – Human Papillomavirus

HSG – Hysterosalpingography

HSV – Herpes Simplex Virus

HTLV – Human T-lymphotropic Virus

HVS – High Vaginal Swab

 

I

Ig – Immunoglobulin

INR – International Normalized Ratio

IPV – Inactivated Polio Vaccine

IVU – Intravenous Urography

J

 

K

 

L

LBC – Liquid Based Cytology

LDH – Lactate Dehydrogenase

LFT – Liver Function Test

LH – Luteinizing Hormone

 

M

MAG 3 – Mercaptuacetyltriglycine

MCS – Microscopy, Culture and Sensitivity

MCUG – Micturating-Cysto-Urethrography

MDMA – 3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine

MHA-TP – Microhemagglutination Assay

MIBG – 1-123 / 1-131 Metaiodobenzylguanidine

MIBI – Technetium-99m Sestamibi

MMR – Measles Mumps Rubella

MPI – Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

MRCP – Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography

MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MUGA – Multi-gated Acquisition Scan

 

N

 

O

O and G – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

OMS – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

OPG – Orthopantomogram

OPV – Oral Polio Vaccine

 

P

Pap Smear – Papanicolaou Smear

PBF – Peripheral blood film

PCR – Polymerase Chain Reaction

PCV – Packed Cell Volume

PCV – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

PET – Positron Emission Tomography

PSA – Prostate Specific Antigen

PT – Prothrombin Time

PTEN – Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog

PTH – Parathyroid Hormone

 

Q

QBC – Quantitative Buffy Coat

R

RAI – Radioactive Iodine

RBG – Random Blood Glucose

RCT – Root Canal Treatment

RCUG – Retrograde Urethrocystography

RDT – Rapid Diagnostic Test

RIA – Radioimmunoassay

RNA – Ribonucleic Acid

ROM – Range of Motion

RPR – Rapid Plasma Reagin

S

SCBU – Special baby care unit

SPEP – Serum Protein Electrophoresis

SPECT – Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography

STI – Sexually Transmitted Infection

T

Tc-99m-HMPAO – Technetium-99m Hexamethyl Propylenamine Oxime

Tc99m RBC – Technetium-99m Labeled Red Blood Cell

TENS – Trans-Cutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation

TFT – Thyroid Function Tests

TP 53 – Tumor Protein 53

TPPA – Treponema Pallidum Particle Agglutination Assay

TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

 

 

U

UPEP – Urine Protein Electrophoresis

USS – Ultrasound

 

V

VDRL – Venereal disease research laboratory

 

W

WB – Western Blot

WBC – White blood cell

X

 

Y

 

Z