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D-dimer
Lab code: DDTZ
 
Test Synonyms:
D-dimer
 
Lab:
Core Lab
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Blue 3 ml (neonatal/pedi 1.8 ml Blue)
Result Time:
  Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
> or = 500 positive  
Important Information:
PLEASE NOTE: Measurement of D-dimer is of limited clinical utility for INPATIENTS with clinically suspected venous thromboembolic disease. 83% of INPATIENTS undergoing D-dimer testing will test positive with or without DVT/PE. (This note does NOT apply to emergency department patients or outpatients).
Neonatal/Pediatric:
Neonatal/Pediatric tube: Blue (1.8 ml tube). Fill to fill line on tube.