d-dimer test

d-dim·er test

test that detects the cross-linked fibrin degradation fragment, d-dimer. Elevations in this fragment are seen in primary and secondary fibrinolysis; during thrombolytic or defibrination therapy with tissue plasminogen activator; as a result of thrombotic disease, such as deep-vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or DIC; in vasoocclusive crisis of sickle cell anemia; in malignancies; and in surgery.

D-dimer test

a simple and confirmatory test for disseminated intravascular coagulation that can also indicate when a clot is lysed by thrombolytic therapy. The fragment D-dimer assesses both thrombin and plasmin activity.

d-dimer test

Lab medicine A test that detects FDPs using latex beads coated with monoclonal antibodies to the d-dimer of fibrinogen. See Deep vein thrombosis, Fibrin split products.
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5% were offering a qualitative D-dimer test in 2011.
2%) but high sensitivity, therefore a negative D-dimer test excludes a DVT (negative predictive vale of 95%).
Bick continued: "Other achievements in 1998 included the development of Biopool's new Auto-Dimer(tm) and MiniQuant(tm) D-dimer test kits.
D-Dimer Test - compatible with PATHFAST cant analyzer.
To safely exclude pulmonary embolism a D-dimer test can be added to the clinical rule to refrain from further testing if both tests (rule + D-dimer assay) are negative.
A An article discussing the D-dimer test in the diagnosis of venous thrombosis was recently published, and the reader is encouraged to study this review in order to maximize the usefulness of this test in the local laboratory.
This means the overall diagnostic accuracy of the information from patient history and physical exam can be substantially and significantly increased by addition of the D-dimer test.
Diagnostic value of the D-dimer test in deep vein thrombosis: improved results by a new assay and by using discriminate levels.
A D-dimer test that can be carried out locally in general practice is the index test, and the reference test is the repeated radiological or ultrasonographic test carried out after referral to a hospital, in all study patients irrespective of and blinded to the results of the D-dimer index test.
The Triage D-Dimer Test aids in the assessment and evaluation of patients suspected of having thromboembolic events, including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which are common and potentially lethal conditions.