D-DIMER, QUANTITATIVE

Mnemonic

DIMER

Synonym

DDQ - D-Dimer - Ddimer - D dimer

Guidelines

Indicated for use in conjunction with a clinical pretest probability assessment model to exclude deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and as an aid in the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

One light blue (3.2% Buffered Sodium Citrate) top tube

Handling

DO NOT refrigerate. See Coagulation Specimen Collection Guidelines. For more information

Preferred Volume

If frozen, 1.0 mL aliquot

Minimum Volume

If frozen, 0.5 mL aliquot

Transport

Ambient (20-28°C)

Rejection Criteria

Clotted samples, samples collected in containers other than 3.2% Buffered Sodium Citrate, tubes filled less than 90%, over-filled tubes, hemolyzed samples due to ex-vivo causes (i.e., difficult draw, poor sample draw). Refrigerated specimens. 

Stability

WHOLE BLOOD Ambient: 8 hours PLASMA Ambient: 8 hours; Frozen: -20°C 1 month, -70°C 6 months; OPEN TUBE: 8 hours ambient

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

<0.50 FEU μg/mL

CPT Codes

85380

Last Updated: Friday, April 24, 2020 11:57:30 AM