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Medical Test Abbreviations and Acronyms
Medical Lingo / Abbreviations
"As a nurse, I come across many different abbreviations and acronyms each day. This quiz is about commonly ordered tests. I hope you enjoy this quiz and learn something you didn't know before. Have fun and good luck."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
When a doctor is concerned about a patient's "cell count" he usually orders a CBC. What does CBC stand for?
Complete Body Cast
Complete Blood Count
Cranial Breakage Cast
Complete Body Count
Sometimes my patients are on a blood thinner called Coumadin (Warfarin) and they have to have a blood test every other day or every day, while in the hospital, to make sure their levels are therapeutic. This test is called a _________.
One of my patients complain of "burning while urinating," and I see that their urine is cloudy and it has a foul odor. I report these findings to the doctor and he ordered a U/A C&S. What does that mean?
Urine Acid, Color and Smell
Uric Acid, Culture and Sensitivity
Unknown Area, Coda, and Stanza
Urine Analysis with Culture and Sensitivity
When a doctor admits a patient with a history of Diabetes and he wants to see how her blood sugar has been over the past 2 to 3 months, he'll order a special blood glucose test called a _Glycosylated_Hemoglobin_. What is the common name of this test?
When a doctor is concerned about how well a patient's kidneys are working, they usually order a Blood Urea Nitrogen and Creatinine test. What is the common name for those tests?
BUN & Creatinine
Sometimes a doctor orders radiology tests. When he writes PCXR, what is he ordering?
Primary Chest X-Ray
Portable Chest X-Ray
Possible Chest X-Ray
Probable Chest X-Ray
At one of the hospitals I've worked, there is a policy that whenever you insert a Foley Catheter (F/C), you have to send a urine sample to the lab. Which of the following is that test?
Baseline Leukocyte Estrase
Complete Blood Count
Sometimes, a patient complains of (c/o) chest pain. There are several tests that are ordered for Chest pain, but one of the first is an EKG. What does EKG stand for?
Emergency Potassium Graph
Electron Counting Graph
Electronic Crank Graph
When I'm taking care of diabetic patients, they usually have FSBS ordered AC/HS. What is a FSBS and what does AC/HS mean?
Finger Stick Blood Sugars (accu-check) before meals and at bedtime
First and Second Blood Sample And Current Heart Sounds
Fasting Sugar Blood Sample At Camp and Home School
Final Stage Blood Sugar After Current Health Shake
Sometimes a physician orders a BMP to measure the basic electrolyte levels in your blood. What does the acronym BMP stand for?
Basic Medication Panel
Basic Metabolic Panel
Bone Measuring Panel
Blood Measuring Panel
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