If that's even possible. I'm trying to say someone got a urine analysis; this is in a heavily stylized novel, first-person narration. Regardless, there must be a proper way to say it.

  • U.A.ed (?)

  • UAed (?)

  • UA'ed (?)

As in, "My P.O. UA'ed me last night. I failed."

  • The following question seems pretty much the same: Proper to add tense to acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms but I don't think the answer is very helpful. However, I would recommend checking it out (also the other questions linked to it) to see if it satisfies you. – sumelic Jul 26 '17 at 22:33
  • Past tense ending for verbs ending in -a may also be of interest, although it's not clear to me how similar it really is since that question is not about acronyms. – sumelic Jul 26 '17 at 22:35
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    Could be kissing in the wrong pup here. What verb applies, and what action takes place? "I failed my PO's drug test yesterday" is what your're saying, not that the PO urine analysis-ed you, or urine-analyzed you. The reader knows the urine analysis is a drug test. Anyway, isn't the test one word, urinalysis? – Yosef Baskin Jul 26 '17 at 22:45
  • @sumelic Your Fowler apostrophe-d in the "... -a" answer looks generic enough for this. – Lawrence Jul 26 '17 at 22:45
  • @YosefBaskin Good point. I've worked in substance abuse treatment for many years and I have only heard UA used as a noun. – Mark D Worthen PsyD Jul 26 '17 at 23:30

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