Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: D-Dimer

Condition / Indication: The digestion of cross linked fibrin by plasmin gives rises to fibrin degradation products such as D-dimers. D-dimers are raised in a number of conditions, however, they are typically used to exclude DVT/PE.

Special precautions & notes: Cannot use underfilled, overfilled, clotted , contaminated or samples aged (>24 hours). Poorly taken blood sample leading to sample activation.

Reference range: Positive or negative. Age related adjustment is made for patients >50 years of age.

Container: Citrate (Blue top)

Ideal volume (mL): 2.7 mL

Discipline: Haematology

Turnaround time: 24 hours