JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

Abbreviations

2,3-DPG
2,3-diphosphoglycerate
Ab
antibody
ADP
adenosine diphosphate
Ag
antigen
AS
additive solution
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATMP
advanced therapy medicinal product
ATP
adenosine triphosphate
BCSH
British Committee for Standards in Haematology
BS(I)
British Standards (Institution)
BSQR
Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005
CD-P-TS
European Committee on Blood Transfusion
cfu
colony-forming unit
CJD
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
CMV
cytomegalovirus
Codabar
American Blood Commission Codabar Barcode
CPA
Clinical Pathology Accreditation
CT
cellular therapy
DAT
direct antiglobulin test
DIN
donation identification number
DMSO
dimethyl sulphoxide
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
EC
European Commission
ECV
extra-corporeal volume
EDQM
European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare
EDTA
ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid
EFI
European Federation for Immunogenetics
ELISA
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EN
European Standard
EU
European Union
F
factor (as in FVIII:C, FXIIa etc.)
FACT
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
FBC
full blood count
FCXM
flow cytometric crossmatch
G-CSF
granulocyte colony stimulating factor
GMP
good manufacturing practice
Hb
haemoglobin
HBcAb
hepatitis B core antibody
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HCMV
human cytomegalovirus
HCV
hepatitis C virus
HDFN
Haemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HLA
human leucocyte antigen
HNA
human neutrophil antigen
HPA
Health Protection Agency OR human platelet antigen (depending on context)
HPC
haematopoietic progenitor cell
HTA
Human Tissue Authority
HTLA
high-titre low-avidity
HTLV
human T cell lymphotropic virus
HTR
haemolytic transfusion reaction
IAT
indirect antiglobulin test
ICCBBA
International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation
ICSH
International Council for Standardization in Hematology
ID
identification
IgG
immunoglobulin G
IgM
immunoglobulin M
IL
interleukin
IMP
investigational medicinal product
ISBT
International Society of Blood Transfusion
ISBT
128 International Society of Blood Transfusion 128 barcode
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
IU
international unit
IUT
intrauterine transfusion
JACIE
Joint Accreditation ICT Europe and EBMT
JPAC
Joint UKBTS/HPA Professional Advisory Committee
LISS
low ionic strength (salt) solution
MCV
mean cell volume
MHRA
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
NAT
nucleic acid amplification techniques
NEQAS
National External Quality Assurance Scheme
NHSBT
National Health Service Blood and Transplant
NIBSC
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
NIBTS
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
pCO2
partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
Ph Eur
European Pharmacopoeia
pO2
partial pressure of oxygen
RBC
red blood cell(s)
RCI
Red Cell Immunohaematology
RNA
ribonucleic acid
SaBTO
Advisory Committee on Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs
SAC
Standing Advisory Committee
SACBC
Standing Advisory Committee on Blood Components
SACIT
Standing Advisory Committee on Information Technology
SACTCTP
Standing Advisory Committee on Tissues and Cellular Therapy Products
SAE
serious adverse event
SAGM
saline adenine glucose mannitol additive solution
SAR
serious adverse reaction
SHOT
Serious Hazards of Transfusion scheme
SNBTS
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
SOP
standard operating procedure
SSOP
sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe
SSP
sequence-specific primer
TBV
total blood volume
TC
therapeutic cells
TGF-ß
transforming growth factor beta
TNF-a
tumour necrosis factor alpha
TRALI
transfusion-related acute lung injury
TTI
transfusion-transmitted infection
UK
United Kingdom
UKBTS
United Kingdom Blood Transfusion Services
vCJD
variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
vWf
von Willebrand factor
WBC
white blood cell(s)
WHO
World Health Organization
WNV
West Nile Virus