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Commonly Used Abbreviations


Names of Mast Cell Disorders
Abbreviation Meaning
MCAD Mast Cell Activation Disorder
MCAS Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
SM Systemic Mastocytosis
UP Urticaria Pigmentosa
CM Cutaneous Mastocytosis
CU Chronic Urticaria
ISM Indolent Systemic Mastocytosis
SSM Smoldering Systemic Mastocytosis
ASM Aggressive Systemic Mastocytosis
IA Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Names Of Tests
Abbreviation Meaning
CB Complete Blood Count
CMP Complete Metabolic Panel
5-HIAA A urine test for carcinoid syndrome
BMB Bone Marrow Biopsy
ASST A skin test for autoimmune CU
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
ANA Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (a general test for autoimmunity)
u/s Ultrasound
Other Abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
MC Mast Cell
H1 Histamine type 1 (blocked by Zyrtec Claritin Allegra etc.)
H2 Histamine type 2 (blocked by Zantac Pepcid etc.)
PPI Proton Pump Inhibitor
CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
c-kit A genetic mutation common in SM
jak-2 A genetic mutation associated with bone marrow disorders
Rx Prescription
IgE The antibodies responsible for classic allergies
IgA, IgG, IgM Other types of antibodies (immunoglobulins)
PGD, PGE Prostaglandins
PAF Platelet Activating Factor
IL-1, IL4, IL5, etc. Interleukins (also known as cytokines)