WEF Discussions — Now on LinkedIn!

WEF is pleased to announce the creation of free LinkedIn groups associated with its technical discussion forum topics. Through these LinkedIn groups, members will be able to view and participate in discussions, as well as communicate with one another via direct messages. Share your experiences and knowledge, ask questions and respond to other discussions as frequently as you like!

You must have a LinkedIn profile to join a LinkedIn group; you can create your profile here. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, all you need to do is submit a request to join one or all of the following groups:

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So many abbreviations
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 9:37 AM
Joined: 4/7/2010
Posts: 1



I am writing a news story for Lab Solutions on strategies that lab managers use to keep abbreviations/acronyms straight for their employees. There are so many that you all use every day that it may be difficult to keep them straight.


What do you do in your lab or your day-to-day job to make sure there is no confusion with such terms as "MDL," "LLD," "LFM," "IDL," etc.?


You may respond here or to my e-mail address at cvidito@wef.org.



Luis Manriquez
Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:57 AM
Joined: 1/6/2010
Posts: 22

Our NELAC approved SOPs refer employees to the main Lab SOP where the definitions are listed, and not just for acronyms, but also for Alternate Source Standard, etc.


Keith Chapman
Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:41 PM
Joined: 10/2/2009
Posts: 35

Our Quality Manual has a Glossary that lists all our abbreviations.