units & abbreviations

ADA

American Diabetes Association

APS

IgA phospholipid units

ASHI

American Society for

 

Histocompatibility and

 

Immunogenetics

AU

arbitrary units

AU/mL

arbitrary units per milliliter

BAL

bronchoalveolar lavage

   

CAP

College of American Pathologists

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

 

and Prevention

   

CFU/mL

colony forming units per milliliter

CLIA

Clinical Laboratory

 

Improvement Act

CMM

cubic millimeter

CMS

Centers for Medicare &

 

Medicaid Servcies

CPM

counts per minute

cPU

centipoise unit

cpy/mL

copies per milliliter

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CVS

clean voided specimen

day

day

dL

deciliter

EIA

enzyme immunoassay

EIU

enzyme immunoassay unit

ELISA

enzyme-linked

 

immunosorbent assay

ETU/mL

endotoxin units per milliliter

EU

ELISA units

EV

ELISA value

fl

femtoliter

FUO

fever of unknown origin

g

gram

g/24 hrs

grams per 24 hours

g/5 hrs

grams per 5 hours

g/d

grams per day

g/dL

grams per deciliter

GPL

IgG phospholipid units

hr

hour

ISR

immune status ratio

IU

international unt

IU/g

international units per gram

IU/L

international units per liter

IU/mL

international units per milliliter

IV

index value

kg

kilogram

L

liter

LIV

Lyme index value

mg

milligram

mg/24 hrs

milligrams per 24 hours

mg/d

milligrams per day

mg/dL

milligrams per deciliter

mg/g

milligrams per gram

mg/L

milligrams per liter

MIC

minimum inhibitory

 

concentration

min

minute

mIU

milli international units

mIU/hr

milli international units

 

per hour

mL

milliliter

mL/min

milliliters per minute

mm

millimeter

mmol

millimole

mmol/d

millimoles per day

mmol/L

millimoles per liter

mmol/mol

CRT millimoles per mole

 

creatinine

 

mol

mole

mOsm

milliosmole

mOsm/kg

milliosmoles per kilogram

MPL

IgM phospholipid units

MPOL

milli polarization unit

mU

milliunit

mU/g

milliunits per gram

mU/L

milliunits per liter

mU/mL

milliunits per milliliter

NCCLS

National Committee for

 

Clinical Laboratory Standards

ng

nanogram

ng/dL

nanograms per deciliter

ng/L

nanograms per liter

ng/mL

nanograms per milliliter

ng/mL/hr

nanograms per milliliter

 

per hour

nM/mM

nanomole per millimole

nmol

nanomole

nmol/d

nanomoles per day

nmol/dL

nanomoles per deciliter

nmol/g

nanomoles per gram

nmol/L

nanomoles per liter

nmol/mL

nanomoles per milliliter

OD

opitcal density (equivalent

 

to absorbance

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

pg

picogram

pg/mL

picograms per milliliter

pmol

picomole

pmol/g

picomoles per gram

ppm

parts per million

PPT

Plasma Preparation Tube

PST

Plasma Separator Tube

RPR

rapid plasma reagin

SD

standard deviation

sec

second

SI

stimulation index

SST

serum separator tube

STT

Standardized Transport Tube

TV

total volume

U

unit

U/day

units per day

U/g

units per gram

U/hr

units per hour

U/L

units per liter

U/mL

units per milliliter

UUHSC

University of Utah Health

 

Sciences Center

%

percent

µg

microgram

µg/24 hrs

micrograms per 24 hours

µg/d

micrograms per day

µg/dL

micrograms per deciliter

µg/g

micrograms per gram

µg/g CRT

micrograms per gram

 

creatinine

µg/L

micrograms per liter

µg/mg

micrograms per milligram

µg/mL

micrograms per milliliter

µgE/mL

microgram equivalents

 

per milliliter

µL

microliter

µmol

micromole

µmol/d

micromoles per day

µmol/dL

micromoles per deciliter

µmol/g

micromoles per gram

µmol/L

micromoles per liter

µmol/mL

micromoles per milliliter

µU

microunit

µU/mL

microunits per milliliter