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Infertility acronyms and abbreviations

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016 in Other Information & Resources

  • 2WW – 2 Week Wait
  • ACA – Anti-cardiolipin Antibody
  • ACTH – Adrenal Carticotropic Hormone
  • AF – Aunt Flo, After Flo, Period, or Menstrual Cycle
  • AH – Assisted Hatching
  • AI – Artificial/Assisted Insemination
  • ANA – Anti-nuclear Antibodies
  • APA – Anti-phospholipid Antibodies
  • APTT – Activated Partial Thrombo Time
  • ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • ASA – Anti-sperm Antibody
  • ASRM – American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • BA – Baby Aspirin
  • BBT – Basal Body Temperature
  • BCP – Birth Control Pills
  • BD – Baby Dance (sex)
  • Beta – HCG pregnancy test
  • BFN – Big Fat Negative
  • BFP – Big Fat Positive
  • B/W, b/w – Bloodwork
  • CAH – Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • CASA – Computer-assisted Semen Analysis
  • CB – Cycle Buddy
  • CBAVD – Congenital Bilateral Absence of Vas Deferens
  • CCCT, – CCT Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
  • CD – Cycle Day
  • CF – Cystic Fibrosis
  • CM – Cervical Mucus
  • CMV – Cytomegalovirus
  • CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
  • COH – Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
  • CP – Cervical Position
  • CPFM – ClearPlan Fertility Monitor (Brand Name)
  • CVS – Chorionic Villae Sampling
  • D&C – Dilation & Curettage
  • D&E – Dilation & Evacuation
  • DE – Donor Eggs
  • DES – Diethylstillbestrol
  • DH – Dear Husband
  • DHEAS – Dihydroepiandrosterone
  • DI – Donor Husband
  • DIPI – Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination
  • DOR – Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • DPO – Days Post-Ovulation
  • DPR – Days Post-Retrieval
  • DPT – Days Post-Transfer
  • DP3DT – Days Post 3-Day Transfer
  • DP5DT – Days Post 5-Day Transfer
  • DW – Dear Wife
  • Dx – Diagnosis
  • E2 – Estradiol
  • EB, – EMB Endometrial Biopsy
  • ENDO – Endometriosis
  • EPT – Early Pregnancy Test
  • ER – Egg Retrieval
  • ET – Egg Transfer
  • ETA – Embryo Toxicity Assay
  • ETF – Embryo Toxicity Factor
  • FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
  • FBG – Fasting Blood Glucose
  • FI – Fasting Insulin
  • FF – Fertility Friend
  • FHR – Fetal Heart Rate
  • FP – Follicular Phase
  • FM – Fertility Mucus or Fertility Monitor
  • FRED – Fertility Response Early Detection (Brand Name)
  • Frostie – Frozen Embryo
  • FSH – Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
  • FTTA – Fertile Thoughts to All
  • GD – Gestational Diabetes
  • GI – Gastrointestinal
  • GIFT – Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
  • GnRH – Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
  • GP – General Practitioner
  • GTT – Glucose Tolerance Test
  • hCG, HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • hMG, HMG – Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
  • HCP – Health Care Practitioner
  • HEPA – Hampster Egg Penetration Assay
  • HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
  • HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HSC – Hysteroscopy
  • HSG – Hysterosalpingogram
  • HX – History
  • IBT – Immunobead Binding Test
  • ICI – Intra-cervical Insemination
  • ICSI – Intra-cytoplamic Sperm Injection
  • IF – Infertility
  • IGTT – Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test
  • INCIID – International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
  • IM – Intramuscular injections
  • IOR – Immature Oocyte Retrieval
  • IR – Insulin Resistant
  • ITI – Intra-tubal Insemination
  • IUGR – Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
  • IUI – Intra-uterine Insemination
  • IVC – Intra-vaginal Culture
  • IVF/ET – In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
  • 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)
  • LOL – Laughing Out Loud
  • LP – Luteal-Phase
  • LPD – Luteal-Phase Defect
  • LSP – Low Sperm Count
  • LUF, LUFS – Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome

Source: Resolve.org

 

An easy-to-read and illustrated guide to infertility acronysms, and other medical and non-medical fertility terms, may be found at:
  1. Lamb, S. (2018). My Fertility Book: All the fertility and infertility explanations you will ever need, from A to Z. MFS Books Ltd.

 

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