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D-dimer

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Also known as: Fragment D-dimer; Fibrin Degradation Fragment
Formal name: D-dimer
Related tests: Fibrin Degradation Products; FDP; Fibrin Split Products; FSP; PT and INR; PTT; Fibrinogen; Platelet Count

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help rule out clotting (thrombotic) episodes and to help diagnose conditions related to thrombosis

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of a thrombotic episode or a condition that causes acute and/or chronic inappropriate blood clot formation, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and to monitor the progress and treatment of DIC and excessive clotting conditions

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None