Commonly Used Iso Abbreviations

A

ABO: A, B or O blood type

Amnio: Amniocentesis

Anti-: Antibody

B

Bili: Bilirubin

BIND: Bilirubin-induced Neurological Dysfunction

BPP: Biophysical Profile

C

C-Section: Cesarean Section

CBC: Complete Blood Count

D

DAT: Direct Antiglobulin Test (aka Direct Coombs)

F

FDA: Food and Drug Administration (United States)

FMH: Fetal Maternal Hemorrhage

H

Hct: Hematocrit

HDN: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn

Hg or Hgb: Hemoglobin

I

IAT: Indirect Antiglobulin Test (aka Indirect Coombs)

IGR: Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Iso: Isoimmunization

IUT: Intrauterine Transfusion

IVIG: Intravenous Immunoglobulin

K

KB: Kleihauer-Betke (test)

M

MCA: Middle Cerebral Artery (scan)

MFM: Maternal Fetal Medicine

MoM: Multiple of the Median

N

NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NST: Non Stress Test

P

PSV: Peak Systolic Velocity

PUBS: Percutaneous Umbilical Cord Blood Sampling

R

RBCs: Red Blood Cells

Retic: Reticulocyte count

Rh: Rhesus Factor

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