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    A Guide to Fertility Treatment Abbreviations and Acronyms

    So you are reading your instructions or your prescription bottles and there are all these letters and symbols. What do they mean and why are they used?

    The health field uses abbreviations because we have to document everything that we do. So instead of writing take one tablet by mouth two times a day, we can write 1 PO BID. In this blog, I will go over some of the most commonly used abbreviations that we use. Feel free to print this out and keep it by your computer.

    • ABO/Rh – Blood type
    • AMH – Anti-Mullerian hormone
    • BID – Two times a day
    • CBC – Complete blood count
    • CD3 – Cycle day 3 labs
    • CMP – Complete metabolic panel
    • D&C – Dilatation and curettage
    • D1 – Day 1
    • E2 – Estradiol
    • ET – Embryo Transfer
    • FC – Financial clearance
    • FET – Frozen embryo transfer
    • FSH – Follicle stimulating hormone
    • hCG – Pregnancy hormone
    • HSC - Hysteroscopy
    • HSG - Hysterosalpingogram
    • HSN - Hysterosonogram
    • IDP – Infectious disease panel
    • IM- Intramuscular
    • IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
    • LH - Luteinizing Hormone
    • NC – Nurse Consult
    • P4 – Progesterone
    • PNV – Prenatal vitamins
    • PO – By mouth
    • PRO - Prolactin
    • PV – In the vagina
    • QD – Every day
    • RET - Retrieval
    • SA – Semen Analysis
    • SQ – Subcutaneous (under the skin)
    • TAP - Culdocentesis
    • TESE/PESA – Testicular sperm extraction
    • TID – Three times a day
    • TSH – Thyroid stimulating hormone
    • US or U/S - Ultrasound

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    Jennifer Moroniak

    Jennifer Moroniak

    I have been a nurse since 1993. I have worked in different areas such as, vascular surgery, internal medicine, dermatology and Infertility. I have not only been working in the infertiltiy field for 8 years, I was also a patient where I now work. I feel that this gives me an edge with the patients because "I have been where you are." People always ask, "Did it work?" My son is 12 and we are very happy and blessed.

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