Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal care - Module I

Acronyms and abbreviations

Page last updated: 02 April 2013

25-OHD - 25-hydroxyvitamin D
ABS - Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACOG - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ADA - American Dental Association
AFP - α-fetoprotein
AGREE - Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation
AHMAC - Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
AHMC - Australian Health Ministers’ Conference
AIDS - acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AMA - Australian Medical Association
ANMC - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
ANZBMS - Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society
AOM - Association of Ontario Midwives
APHDPC - Australian Population Health Development Principal Committee
APTT - activated partial thromboplastin time
ARBD - alcohol-related birth defects
ARND - alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders
ATAGI - Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
ATAPS - Access to Allied Psychological Services
AusDiab - Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study
AWHN - Australian Women’s Health Network
β-hCG - beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin
BASHH - British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
BMA - British Medical Association
BMI - body mass index
BPD - biparietal diameter
CBR - consensus-based recommendation
CBT - cognitive behaviour therapy
CDAF - California Dental Association Foundation
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States)
CDSMC - Community and Disability Services Ministers’ Conference
CER - Centre for Epidemiology and Research
CHF - Consumers’ Health Forum
CHWS - Child Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee
CI - confidence interval
CMACE - Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries
COAG - Council of Australian Governments
CPS - Canadian Paediatric Society
CRL - crown–rump length
DNA - deoxyribonucleic acid
DoHA - Department of Health and Ageing
DTRS - Department of Transport and Regional Services
EAC - Expert Advisory Committee
EIA - enzyme immunoassay
EPDS - Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
FAS - fetal alcohol syndrome
FASD - fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
FGM - female genital mutilation
FSANZ - Food Standards Australia and New Zealand
FTA-abs fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorbed test
GAR - Guidelines Assessment Register
GP - general practitioner
HAPO - Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study
HBeAg - hepatitis B envelope antigen
HBsAg - hepatitis B surface antigen
HC - head circumference
HGSA - Human Genetic Society of Australasia
HIV - human immunodeficiency virus
HT - head and trunk volume
IOM - Institute of Medicine (United States)
IUSTI - International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections
LGR - ligase chain reaction
LMP - last menstrual period
MBS - Medicare Benefits Schedule
mmHg - millimetres of mercury
MSAC - Medical Services Advisory Committee
MSHR - Menzies School of Health Research
MSIJC - Maternity Services Inter-Jurisdictional Committee
NACCHO - National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
NACOH - National Advisory Committee on Oral Health
NAHSWP - National Aboriginal Health Strategy Working Party
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities
NCHECR National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
NRT nicotine replacement therapy
NT-UEMP Nuchal Translucency – Ultrasound, Education and Monitoring Project
NZ MOH - New Zealand Ministry of Health
OR - odds ratio
PAPP-A - pregnancy-associated placental protein-A
PBS - Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PEG - polyethylene glycol
PHLS - Public Health Laboratory Service (United Kingdom)
PP - practice point
PT - prothrombin time
RACGP - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RANZCOG - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (United Kingdom)
RCT - randomised controlled trial
RNA - ribonucleic acid
RPR - rapid plasma reagin
RR - relative risk
SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome
SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
SOGC - Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
TPHA - Treponema pallidum haemagglutination assay
US DHHS - United States Department of Health and Human Services
USPFTS - United States Preventive Services Task Force
VCCCVM - Victorian Community Council on Crime and Violence Management
VDRL - Venereal Diseases Research Laboratory
WHA - Women’s Hospitals Australasia
WHO - World Health Organization
WSDH - Washington State Department of Health
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