ARCHIVED - List of Abbreviations

 


Ab
Antibody
AFB
Acid-fast bacilli
AFP
Acute flaccid paralysis
Ag
Antigen
Anti-HBc
Hepatitis B core antibody
AIDS
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ARDS
Acute/adult respiratory distress syndrome
BAL
Bronchoalveolar lavage
BCG
Bacille Calmette-Guéérin
CAP
College of American Pathologists
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CJD
Classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
CJD-SS
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance System
CMPT
Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing
CPE
Cytopathic effect
CPHA
Canadian Public Health Agency
CPHLN
Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network
CPSP
Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program
CRI
Congenital rubella infection
CRS
Congenital rubella syndrome
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid
DFA
Direct fluorescent antibody
DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid
EEG
Electroencephalogram
EIA
Enzyme immunoassay, includes enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EM
Electron microscopy
ERAP
Emergency Response Assistance Plan
FFI
Familial fatal insomnia
GSS
Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease
HAV
Hepatitis A virus
HBsAg
Hepatitis B surface antigen
HBV
Hepatitis B virus
HCV
Hepatitis C virus
Hib
Haemophilus influenzae type b
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus
iCJD
Iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
ICT
Immunochromatography
IF
Immunofluorescence
IFA
Indirect fluorescent antibody
IgG
Immunoglobulin G
IgM
Immunoglobulin M
ILI
Infl uenza-like illness
IMD
Invasive meningococcal disease
MMR
Measles, mumps, rubella
NAT
Nucleic acid test, including but not limited to nucleic acid amplification tests
NLHRS
National Laboratory for HIV Reference Services
NML
National Microbiology Laboratory
OPV
Oral polio vaccine
PCR
Polymerase chain reaction
PFGE
Pulse field gel electrophoresis
PHAC
Public Health Agency of Canada
PHEIC
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (1)
PHL
Public health laboratory
PRN
Plaque reduction neutralization
PrP
Prion protein
RNA
Ribonucleic acid
RT-PCR
Reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
SAF
Scrapie associated fibrils
SGOT
Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase
SGPT
Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase
sCJD
Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
TTP
Thrombocytopenia purpura
vCJD
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease
VDRL
Venereal disease research laboratory (slide test)
VHF
Viral hemorrhagic fever
VTEC
Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli
VZV
Varicella-zoster virus
WHO
World Health Organization
WNAI
West Nile virus asymptomatic infection
WN
Non-NS West Nile virus non-neurological syndrome
WNNS
West Nile virus neurological syndrome
WNV
West Nile virus

1.PHEIC is defined as an extraordinary event that constitutes a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease, and may require a coordinated international response.

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