Aids in diagnosing and following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
Within 24 hours
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
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).
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