Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:53:22 -0700
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From: Laurence Doemeny <ldoemeny**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: Re: Abbreviations
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Such a vague question.=A0 What kind of laboratory?=A0 How familiar are the occupants with the abbreviations (acronyms?)? =A0Who knows shorthand?

I don’t mean to be critical of the poster but the question begs this kind of response.=A0 If there is even one occupant that is not familiar with the abbreviations or the procedures in the laboratory it is best to avoid abbreviations.

My 2=A2

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Mary Ellen A Scott
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 1:30 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Abbreviations

To Everyone,


What is your opinion of allowing laboratories to use abbreviations and short hand as long as a key to those abbreviations is kept in a conspicuous location and is clearly identified?


Thoughts? and Thanks
Mary Ellen

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