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Wednesday Transcription Tip- protime or pro time?

Posted by Chad Sines on Wed, Oct 05, 2011 @ 04:05 PM

Med-Line School of Medical TranscriptionToday’s tip is brought to you by Diane Gilmore, CMT.

How to type this next term perplexes many students and even seasoned MT. So here it is, once and for all settled.

protime or pro time?

Although some spell checkers want to replace the spelling error protime with ProTime, this is incorrect, according to BOS.  The expanded form of the word, prothrombin time, is preferred, but if the short form is used, it should be written as two words:  pro time, NOT protime.

Example:  The patient's pro time was found to be elevated.

Get into the right habit of spelling it pro time or prothrombin time today and you will have one less thing to worry about.


Diane Gilmore, CMT
Director of Education

Topics: Professional Development, Transcription Tip