Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 26, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2657

D-Dimer

Specimen:Collect:
  • One Lavender (EDTA)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
Submit:
  • 4 mL (Min:2 mL) Whole blood . Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • EDTA frozen plasma can be submitted frozen and extends stability to 1 month
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 1 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Fluorescence Immunoassay
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 85379
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : <400 D-DU ng/mL
A negative D-Dimer test virtually rules out active thrombotic events. (Deep Venous Thrombosis, DIC, Pulmonary Embolus). Positive D-Dimer results cannot rule-in diagnosis of thrombotic events. Thrombotic events should be confirmed by other objective tests.
Components:
  • 2657 - D-DIMER
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