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D-Dimer

Alternate names:
D Dimer, DDimer, Fibrin breakdown products
Laboratory:
Coagulation
Test Code:
DD
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Samples found to have clots cannot be tested

Do not use 1 mL citrate tubes.

Minimum Adult Volume:
4 mL
Notes:

FDP assay superseded by D- Dimer assay.

Assay for D-Dimer may be part of the investigation for DIC or venous thrombosis

Do not use 1 mL citrate tubes.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2 hours
Reference Interval:

< 0.35 mg/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Filled to label marker and mixed by inversion .