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Common Blood Test Abbreviations

  • ALT - Alanine Transaminase (part of liver function test)
  • ANA - Antinuclear Antibody (part of liver function test)
  • AST - Alanine Aminotransferase (part of liver function test)
  • BAC - Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • BMP - Basic Metabolic Panel (a group of tests)
  • BNP - Beta Natriuretic Peptide (testing for congestive heart failure)
  • BUN - Blood Urea Nitrogen (part of kidney function test)
  • CA - Calcium (test blood calcium levels)
  • CBC - Complete Blood Count (test red and white blood cells)
  • CK - Creatine Phosphokinase (test for muscle damage)
  • CR - Creatinine (part of kidney function test)
  • ESR - Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (tests for inflammation)
  • HCT - Hematocrit (part of the CBC test)
  • HDL/LDL - High Density Lipoproteins/High Density Lipoproteins (testing for good and bad cholesterol)
  • INR - International Normalized Ratio (blood clotting test)
  • K - Potassium (test for potassium levels)
  • Mg - Magnesium (test for magnesium levels)
  • Na - Sodium (test for sodium levels)
  • PSA - Prostate Specific Antigen (prostate cancer test)
  • PT - Prothrombin Time (test blood clotting)
  • RBC - Red Blood Cell Count (part of the CBC test)
  • TPO - Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (test for antibodies to thyroid)
  • Trig - Triglygerides (part of cholesterol test)
  • TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (one of the main tests of a thyroid test)
  • WBC - White Blood Cell Count (part of the CBC test)

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