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Test Code LAB0290718 D-Dimer, Plasma

Methodology

Automated Latex Enhanced Turbidimetric Determination

Useful for the diagnosis of the syndrome of intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis, also known as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). It may also be useful in screening possible recent deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

Performing Laboratory

CentraCare Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive in laboratory within 4 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions: If there is a delay in transport of >4 hours, centrifuge for 10 minutes, remove plasma, and send plasma frozen in plastic vial.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Whole blood:  Ambient 4 hours

Plasma:  Frozen 30 days

Reference Values

0-0.5 mg/L FEU

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85379