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Acronyms

 

ADC: Anti-droplet control

C. difficile: Clostridium difficile

CDI: C.difficile infection

CE: Conformité Européenne 

CT: Chlamydia trachomatis

DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid

EIA: Enzyme immunoassays

EMR: Electronic medical record

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

GDH: Glutamate dehydrogenase 

HAI: Healthcare-associated infections

HSV: Herpes Simplex Virus 

LBC: Liquid-based cytology

LDT: Lab-developed tests

LIS: Laboratory information system

LOD: Limit of detection

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

NAAT: Nucleic acid amplification test

NG: Neisseria gonorrhoeae

NPV: Negative predictive value

PCR: Polymerase chain reaction

PPV: Positive predictive value

RTPCR: Real-time PCR

SA: Staphylococcus aureus 

STI: Sexually transmitted infections

TADM: Total aspirate and dispense monitoring

tcdB: C. difficile Toxin B 

TCID: Tissue culture infectious dose

Tm: Melting temperature

UDF: User-defined software