How to set abbreviations?

Abbreviations can be set for many dropdown values which can be used for auto-generating specimen labels. Only super admins can modify these values:

For more information on label auto generation, refer to Labels Configuration.

Below are the fields for which abbreviations can be set:

  • Specimen Type
  • Pathological Status
  • Clinical Status

To change the default abbreviations: 

  1. Go to home page

  2. Click on ‘Extras’ card

  3. Click on ‘Dropdown Manager’ card

  4. Click on ‘Specimen Type’

  5. Click on any of the dropdown value

  6. Click on ‘Edit’ button

  7. Add ‘abbreviation’ under property name field and add the abbreviation value and click on ‘Update’

 Click here to view the default abbreviations...


Specimen Type

Abbreviation

Amniotic Fluid

AF

Bile

Bi

Body Cavity Fluid

BCF

Bone Marrow Plasma

BMP

cDNA

cDNA

Cerebrospinal Fluid

CF

Cryopreserved Cells

CC

DNA

DNA

Feces

Fe

Fixed Cell Block

FCB

Fixed Tissue

FiT

Fixed Tissue Block

FTB

Fixed Tissue Slide

FTS

Fresh Tissue

FT

Frozen Cell Block

FrCB

Frozen Cell Pellet

FCP

Frozen Tissue

FrT

Frozen Tissue Block

FrTB

Frozen Tissue Slide

FrTS

Gastric Fluid

GF

Lavage

La

Microdissected

Md

Milk

Mi

Not Specified

Pericardial Fluid

PF

Plasma

Pl

protein

Pr

RNA

RNA

RNA, cytoplasmic

RNAc

RNA, nuclear

RNAn

RNA, poly-A enriched

RNAp

Saliva

Sa

Serum

Se

Slide

Sl

Sputum

Sp

Sweat

Sw

Synovial Fluid

SF

Total Nucleic Acid

TNA

Urine

Ur

Vitreous Fluid

VF

Whole Blood

WB

Whole Bone Marrow

WBM

Whole Genome Amplified DNA

WGAD

Buffy Coat

BC

PBMC

PBMC

Pathological Status

Abbreviation

Malignant

T

Malignant, Invasive

T

Malignant, Pre-Invasive

T

Non-Malignant, Diseased

T

Metastatic

T

Pre-Malignant

T

Non-Malignant

N

By default, there are no abbreviations set for clinical status, but it can be set using the above steps.