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Table 1 Abbreviations for assay categories

From: Impact of add-on laboratory testing at an academic medical center: a five year retrospective study

Abbreviation Full Name Test(s) Included
A1C Hemoglobin A1C Hemoglobin A1C
ANEMIA Anemia Testing Iron, total iron-binding capacity, ferritin, folate, vitamin B12
BILD Bilirubin, Direct Direct (conjugated) bilirubin
BMP Basic Metabolic Panel Sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, glucose, and calcium
CARDIAC Cardiac Markers Creatine kinase-MB, troponin T, N-terminal B-type natriuretic peptide
CBC Complete Blood Count White blood cell count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelet count
CRP C-Reactive Protein C-Reactive Protein
DIFF Differential White blood cell differential
ENDO Endocrinology Testing Thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyroxine (T4) – total and free, triiodothyronine (T3) – total and free, cortisol, testosterone, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
GASES Blood Gas Analyzer Laboratory Studiesa Lactic acid, potassium, glucose, hemoglobin, hematocrit, sodium, chloride, ionized calcium, pO2, pCO2, oxygen saturation, methemoglobin, carboxyhemoglobin
HAPT Haptoglobin Haptoglobin
HEPC Hepatitis C Antibody Hepatitis C antibody
HBSG Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Hepatitis B surface antigen
LFP Liver Function Panel Albumin, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, total protein, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and γ-glutamyltranspeptidase
LDH Lactate Dehydrogenase Lactate dehydrogenase
REFERENCE Reference Laboratory Testing All testing referred to external reference laboratory
OSMO Osmolality Serum and urine osmolality
PO4MG Phosphorus and Magnesium Phosphorus, magnesium
PREALB Prealbumin Prealbumin
PT/INR Prothrombin Time/INR Prothrombin time/International normalized ratio
PTT Partial Thromboplastin Time Partial thromboplastin time
RETIC Reticulocytes Reticulocytes
TAP Toxic Alcohol Panel Sodium, glucose, blood urea nitrogen, osmolality, ethanol
URIC Uric Acid Uric acid
  1. aThese are studies using whole blood and not plasma or serum
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