Aids in diagnosing and following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
New York DOH Approval Status
Light blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.
Transfer 2 mL platelet poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Serum. EDTA plasma, clotted or hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month
University of Utah Clients: after separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month
Within 24 hours
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 µg/mL FEU are rarely indicative of DIC.
Results are reported in Fibrinogen Equivalent Units (FEU).
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