Medical Abbreviations

TFC Medical Abbreviations for Fertility Treatment


47XXY Klinefelter’s Syndrome
ACA Anti-cardiolipin Antibodies
AH Assisted Hatching
ANA Anti-nuclear Antibodies
APA Anti-phospholipid Antibodies
ART Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASAB Anti-sperm Antibody
ASRM American Society of Reproductive Medicine
BABY ASA Baby Aspirin
BBT Basal Body Temperature
BCP Birth Control Pills
BSE Breast Self-Exam
BTL Bilateral Tubal Ligation
CAH Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
CBAVD Congenital Bilateral Absence of the Vas Deferens
CCCT, CCT Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
CD Cycle Day
CM Cervical Mucus
CMV Cytomegalovirus
COH Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
CVS Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C Dilation & Curettage
DE Donor Eggs
DHEAS Dihydroepiandrosterone Sulfate
DI Donor Insemination
Dx Diagnosis
E2 Estradiol
EMB Endometrial Biopsy
EDD Estimated Due Date
ENDO Endometriosis
EPT Early Pregnancy Test
ET Embryo Transfer
FET Frozen Embryo Transfer
FHR Fetal Heart Rate
FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GI Gastrointestinal
GIFT Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer
GnRH Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
HbA1c Glycosylated Hemoglobin (also called Glycohemoglobin)
hCG, HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
hMG, HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC Hysteroscopy
HSG Hysterosalpingogram
ICI Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF Infertility
IM Intra-muscular
IUI Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
L/S Laparoscopy
LH Luteinizing Hormone
LMP Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LPD Luteal Phase Defect
MESA Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
MMR Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NP Nurse Practitioner
OV Ovulation
OB Obstetrician
OB/GYN Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OCP Oral Contraceptives
OHSS Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit
O’SIS ENDOMETRIOSIS
OTC Over The Counter
P4 Progesterone
PA Physician’s Assistant
PCO Polycystic Ovaries
PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCP Primary Care Physician
PCT Post Coital Test
PESA Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
PG Pregnant
PGS Pre-implantation Genetic Screening
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO Progesterone in Oil
PMS Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POC Products of Conception
POF Premature Ovarian Failure
RE Reproductive Endocrinologist
R-FSH, R-hFSH Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
RIP Reproductive Immunophynotype
RPL Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Rx Prescription
SA Semen Analysis
SART Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
SIS Saline Injection Sonogram
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
T4 Thyroxine
TESA Testicular Sperm Aspiration
TESE Testicular Sperm Extraction
TET Tubal Embryo Transfer
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Tx Treatment
US, u/s Ultrasound
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
WBC White Blood Cells
WNL Within Normal Limits
ZIFT Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer