Primary Name D-dimer, Quantitative
Synonym D-dimer
Synonym --
Contraction D-Di
Contraction D-D
Contraction --
UAB Procedure Number 2500116
CPT Code 85379
Specimen Collect one (1) blue-stopper tube (3.2% sodium citrate), filled to specified volume. Do not underfill or overfill.

Specimen Management Centrifuge blue-stopper tube within one (1) hour of collection, separate plasma and test or quick-freeze at -70°C.
Specimen Accepted Daily including weekends
Times Available All times
Test Performed All times
Available Stat? Yes
Description *The quantitative D-dimer test may be used to rule out deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli when the result is less than 500 ng/mL.
he quantitative D-dimer supports the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) when it exceeds  approximately 4000 ng/mL.

Reference Interval Less than 240 ng/mL
Critical Value None
Follow-up Test When the D-dimer is used to test for disseminated intravascular coagulation, it is performed together with the activated partial thromboplastin time, prothrombin time, fibrinogen activity assay, and platelet count.
Associated With Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Associated With Venous thrombosis
Associated With Liver disease

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