Medical Transcription Word Board archived thread
spell out, cap and space as I've done? Thanks.
blood work for Hep C patient.. doc says Alk Phos...
Fri Sep 19, 2003 09:50


I don't think it needs to be capped. (nm)
Fri Sep 19, 2003 09:52

alkaline phosphatase or alk phos SM
Fri Sep 19, 2003 09:52

depending on your account/personal preferences, but no reason to capitalize.

the witch
I always expand the names of tests like these (sm)
Fri Sep 19, 2003 09:53

The docs are in a hurry and use as much slang and shorten phrases a lot because they're so busy, but since we have expanders, there's no reason not to expand these terms. I personally would never type 'alk phos.' A medical record should not contain a lot of slang - it's very unprofessional.

Thank you everyone... I've added it to my expander. =)
Fri Sep 19, 2003 09:56


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