Specimen Requirements

Title

D-DIMER

Specimen Requirement

2.0 mL frozen plasma from Light Blue Top (Sodium Citrate). Must fill tube completely at time of collection. Centrifuge, separate and freeze plasma. Contact lab for dry ice for shipment.

Methodology

Stability

Frozen: 14 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-4 days

Clinical Use

Aiding in diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and acute vascular diseases, including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT).

Test Code

FSPDM