Ordering Recommendation

Aids in diagnosing and following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

Mnemonic
D-DI
Methodology

Immunoturbidimetry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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, clotted 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).

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85379

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0030057 D-Dimer 7799-0
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Aliases
D-Dimer