D-dimer Information and Side Effects
D-dimer is a blood test performed in the medical laboratory to diagnose thrombosis. Since its introduction in the 1990s, it has become an important test performed in patients suspected of thrombotic disorders. While a negative result practically rules out thrombosis, a positive result can indicate thrombosis but also has other potential causes. Its main use, therefore, in to exclude thromboembolic disease where the probability is low.
... Why get tested?
To help diagnose or rule out thrombotic (blood clot producing) diseases and conditions
When to get tested?
When you have symptoms of a disease or condition that causes acute and/or chronic inappropriate blood clot formation such as: DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), PE (Pulmonary Embolism), or DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation), and to monitor the progress and treatment of DIC and other thrombotic conditions.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm, or sometimes from a fingerstick.
D-dimer is a blood test performed in the medical laboratory to diagnose thro ...
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