D-Dimer, Quantitative

Code

1700

Principle

The determination of D-Dimer is becoming a widespread tool for diagnosing thrombosis and monitoring thrombolytic therapy.Elevated levels of D-Dimer are found in clinical conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). D-Dimer levels also rise during the normal pregnancy but very high levels are associated with complications. A negative D-Dimer result for patients with a suspected thrombotic disorder has a high negative predictive value.

Preanalytical

1 mL Sodium Citrate Plasma Frozen

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Turbidimetric immunoassay

Limitations

The assay results should be used with other information, including the clinical context, in forming a diagnosis.