2. What other procedures might my doctor order if my D-dimer is positive?
In an emergency room setting, if you are found to be at low to intermediate risk for thrombosis and/or venous thromboembolism and when you have a positive D-dimer test, your health practitioner will likely order a non-invasive scanning procedure, such as a venous ultrasound, multi-detector helical computed axial tomography (CT), direct pulmonary angiography, or ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan. For more on these, see RadiologyInfo.org: Heart and Vascular.
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