What Are the Meanings of Various Blood Work Abbreviations?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 3:11:33 AM ET

Some common blood work abbreviations such as HCT, HB and MPV stand for hematocrit, hemoglobin and mean platelet volume, respectively, according to the National CML Society. Other common abbreviations such as WBC and RBC stand for white blood cell count and red blood cell count.