D-Dimer
0030057
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
D-DI
Methodology
Immunoturbidimetry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Light blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 2 mL platelet poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. EDTA plasma, or hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
0.0-0.4 µg/mL  
Interpretive Data
The presence of rheumatoid factor may lead to false-positive results with the D-Dimer test. This test should not be used to rule out venous thromboembolism.

Maximal values less than 10 are rarely indicative of DIC.

Results are reported in Fibrinogen Equivalent Units (FEU).  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
85379
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0030057D-Dimer7799-0
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