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Glossary of med term abbrev chapter 4

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ABO
blood groups
AHF
antihemophilic factor
ALL
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
AML
acute myelogenous leukemia
CBC
complete blood count
CLL
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
diff
differential count (WBCs)
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
ELISA
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (commonly used in AIDS diagnosis
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Hb
hemoglobin
Hgb
hemoglobin
HCT
hematocrit
HgA
hemoglobin A
IgA
immunoglobulins
MCH
mean corpuscular hemoglobin (amount of hemoglobin in each RBC)
MCHC
mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration(amount of hmoglobin per unit of blood)
MCV
mean corpuscular volume (size of individual red cell)
PCV
packed cell volume
PMN
polymorphonuclear
PT
prothrombin time
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
RBC
red blood cell, red blood cell count
RES
reticuloendothelial system
RH
rhesus factor in blood
segs
segmented neutrophils
WBC
white blood cell, white blood count
WNL
within normal limits

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