Blood Test Abbreviations
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Common Abbreviations on Blood Tests
Abbreviation
Common Names of Test
What it Tests For
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D Vitamin D Vitamin D Levels
ALT Alanine Transaminase Part of the Liver Function Test
ALK PHOS Alkaline Phosphotase Part of the Liver Function Test
ANA Antinuclear antibody A general test for autoimmune disease
AST Alanine aminotransferase Part of the Liver Function Test
BAC Blood Alcohol Concentration The amount of alcohol in the blood
BMP Basic Metabolic Panel Name for a group of tests- not a single test
BNP Beta natriuretic peptide A test used for Congestive Heart Failure
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen Part of the Kidney Function Test
Ca Calcium Blood Calcium Levels
CBC Complete Blood Count Tests Red and White Blood Cells
CBL Vitamin B12 or
Cobalamin
Vitamin B12 Levels
CK Creatine phosphokinase A Measure of Muscle Damage- same test as CPK
CMP Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Name for a group of tests- not a single test
CPK creatine phosphokinase A Measure of Muscle Damage- same as CK. See CPK Blood Test
Cr Creatinine Part of the Kidney Function Test
CRP C Reactive Protein A measure of Inflammation
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Also called a 'sed rate'. A measure of inflammation
Hct Hematocrit Part of the CBC Blood Test
HDL High Density Lipoproteins The 'Good' part of the cholesterol test
Hgb Hemoglobin Part of the CBC Blood Test
Homocysteine Homocysteine Level A Sign of B12 Deficiency
INR International Normalized Ratio A test of blood clotting
K Potassium The Potassium Level in blood
LDL Low Density Lipoproteins The 'Bad' part of the cholesterol test
MCV Mean Corpuscle Volume See the MCV Blood TestPage. Part of the CBC
Mg Magnesium The Magnesium Level in blood
Na Sodium The Sodium Level of the Blood
Platelets Platelets Part of the CBC Blood Test
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen A test for Prostate Cancer
PT Prothrombin Time A test of blood clotting
PTT Partial Thromboplastin Time A test of blood clotting
RBC Red Blood Cell Count Part of the CBC Blood Test
TPO Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies Measurement of Antibodies to the Thyroid
Trig Triglygerides Part of a cholesterol test
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone The main part of a Thyroid Test
WBC White Blood Cell Count Part of the CBC Blood Test

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