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How to Do USMLE Step 3 CCS?

August 27, 2018

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Learn to write in short  this will save you a lot of time at the real exam. Here are some abbreviations, all are recognized by the system and used frequently. 


1- ABG (Arterial blood gases)

2- ASA (Aspirin)

3- AXR (Abdomen, X ray)

4- BAC (Blood alcohol level)

5- BLD CX (Bacterial culture, blood)

6- BMP (Basic metabolic profile) [NA, K, CL, HCO3, BUN, CREATININE, CA,

7- CBC (Complete blood count)

8- CMP (Comprehensive metabolic profile) [BMP+ Protein, Albumin, Bilirubin, AP,
               AST, ALT]

9- CPK (creatine phosphokinase)

10- CXR (Chest X Ray)

11- EKG (Electrocardiography)

12- ESR (Sedimentation rate)

13- FEV1 (Forced Expiratory Volume 1)

14- FOBT (Occult blood, stool)

15- HCT (Hematocrit)

16- HgbA1C (Hemoglobin A1C)

17- HGB (Hemoglobin)

18- IVA (Intravenous line access)

19- KUB (kidney, Ureter, and Bladder) for X-RAY

20- LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase)

21- LFT (Liver Function Panel)

22- LMWH  (Low Molecular Weight Heparin)

23- L/P (Lumber puncture)

24- LYTES (Na, K, Cl, Hco3)

25- MTX (Methotrexate)

26- NGT (Naso-Gastric Tube)

27- NPO (Nothing by Mouth)

28- NSS (Normal Saline Solution)

29- NTG (Nitroglycerin)

30- Oxy (Oxygen)

31- OCP (oral contraceptives pills)

32- O SAT (Pulse Oximetry)

33- PBS (Peripheral Blood Smear)

34- PEFR (Peak Flow)

35- PT/PTT (Coagulation Profile)

36- PTH (Parathyroid Hormone)

37- TEE (Trans Esophageal Echocardiography)

38- TFT (Thyroid Package 1 (T4, T3RU, T7)

39- U/A (Urinalysis)

40- UCX (Bacterial culture, urine)

41- US ABD (Ultrasonography, abdomen)

42- V/Q Scan (Ventilation-perfusion scan) 

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