Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Frequently Used Abbreviations

Thanks to Kristina Sharrer for compiling the list for us! I added a couple as well, if there's any we're missing, please comment so they can be added. 

ACA = Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies
ACOG = American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACTH = Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone
AH, AZH = Assisted Hatching
AI = Artificial Insemination
ANA = Anti-Nuclear Antibodies
AO= Annovulatory
AP= Attachment Parenting
APA = Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies
APTT = Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASA = Anti-Sperm Antibody
ASRM = American Society of Reproductive Medicine
ATA = Anti-Thyroid Antibody
AVA = Anti-Ovarian Antibody

BBT = Basal Body Temperature
BBC = Baby Center
BC = Birth Control
BCP = Birth Control Pills
BFP = big fat positive
BFN = big fat negative

CAH = Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
CASA = Computer-Assisted Semen Analysis
CCCT= Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test(Clomid Challenge)
CD = Cycle Day
CF = Cervical Fluid Chromo = Chromopertubation
CL = Corpus luteum
CM = Cervical Mucus
CMV = Cytomegalovirus
CNM = Certified Nurse Midwife
CP = Cervical position
CVS = Chorionic Villi Sampling
CY = Cycle

D&C = Dilation and Curettage
D&E = Dilation and Evacuation
DE = Donor Eggs
DES = Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)
DI = Donor Insemination
DIPI = Direct Intra-Peritoneal Insemination
DOST = Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer
DPO = Days Post-Ovulation
Dx = Diagnosis

E2 = Estradiol
EB, EMB = Endometrial Biopsy
EDD = Estimated Due Date
Endo = Endometriosis
EPT = Early Pregnancy Test
ET = Embryo Transfer
ETA = Embryo Toxicity Assay
ETF = Embryo Toxic Factor
ETLA = Enhanced TLA
EW = Egg White Consistency (refering to CM)
EWCM = Egg-white cervical mucus

FAQ = Frequently asked Questions
FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
FM = Fertility Monitor
FMU = First morning urine
FP = Follicular Phase
FRE = First Response Early
FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone

GCT = Glucose Challenge Test
GIFT = Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer
GnRH = Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GP = General Practitioner
GTT = Glucose Tolerance Test

HVBAC= Home vaginal birth after c-section
HBAC = home birth after c-section
HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
HEPA = Hamster Egg Penetration Assay
HMG = Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HRT = Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC = Hysterosco
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
Hx = History

ICI = Intra-Cervical Insemination
ICSI = Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
ICSI = Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF = Infertility
IM = Intramuscular (injections)
INF - Infertility
IOR = Immature Oocyte Retrieval
ITI = Intra-tubal Insemination
IUGR = Intrauterine Growth Restriction
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg = Intravenous Immunoglobulin



LAD = Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay
LAP = Laparoscopy
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
LIT = Leukocyte Immunization Therapy
LMP = Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LP = Luteal phase
LPD = Luteal Phase Defect
LUF = Luteinized Unruptured Follicle

MC, m/c, misc. = Miscarriage
MESA = Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
MF = Male Factor
MFM = Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High Risk Ob)
MS = Morning Sickness

NEST = Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning
NK = Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)
NO = No Ovulation
NORIF = Non-Stimulated Oocyte Retrieval in (office) Fertilization
NP = Nurse Practitioner
NSA = Non-Surgical Sperm Aspiration
NST = Non-Stress Test

O = Ovulation
OB = Obstetrician
OB/GYN = Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC = Oral Contraceptives
OCT = Oxytocin Challenge Test
OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
OTC = Over-the-counter

P4 = Progesterone
PA = Physician's Assistant
PC = Post-Coital
PCO, PCOD = Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP = Primary Care Physician
PCT = Post-Coital Test
PESA = Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
PG = Pregnant
PGD = Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
PI = Primary Infertility
PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO = Progesterone In Oil
PLI = Paternal Leukocyte Immunization
PMS = Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
POAS = Pee On A Stick
POF = Premature Ovarian Failure
PROM = Premature Rupture of Membranes


RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertility specialist)
R-hFSH = Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
RI = Reproductive Immunologist
ROS = Reactive Oxygen Species
ROTBA Reality on the Blink Again
RPL = Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA = Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
Rx = Prescription

S/A = Sperm/semen analysis
SA = Semen Analysis
SART = Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
SHG = Sonohysterogram
SI = Secondary Infertility
SLE = Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Sono HSG = Sonohysterogram
SOP =Standard Operational Procedure
SPA = Sperm Penetration Assay
STD = Sexually Transmitted Disease
SUZI = Sub-Zonal Insertion

TeBG = Testosterone-Estradiol-Binding Globulin
TESE = Testicular Sperm Extraction
TET = Tubal Embryo Transfer
TL = Tubal Ligation
TORCH = Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes test
TR = Tubal Reversal
TRH = Thyroid Releasing Hormone
TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC = Trying to Conceive
TUFT = Trans-Uterine Fallopian Transfer
Tx = Treatment

US, u/s = Ultrasound or ultrasonography
UTI = Urinary Tract Infection

V = Vasectomy
VBAC= Vaginal Birth After C-section
VBA2C= Vaginal Birth After 2 -section
VR = Vasectomy Reversal

WBC = White Blood Cells


YI = Yeast Infection

ZIFT = Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer

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