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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In the case presented, I think that getting a D-dimer test would be the next best step.
However, despite the higher prevalence and incidence of elevated D-Dimer in cancer patients, it was observed by Ten et al, (21) that the NPV of D-Dimer test in cancer patients was as high as non-cancer patients in their cohort of 1 739 patients (217 had cancer).
It was reported in a systematic review that outpatients with a low pretest probability and a negative D-dimer test had a three-month incidence of DVT of 0.
Diagnosing DVT Your GP will advise you to have a specialised blood test called a D-dimer test which detects pieces of blood clot that are loose in your bloodstream.
If the PERC test is positive, then low-risk patients should undergo a highly sensitive D-dimer test.
In this study, D-dimer test has been considered for the diagnosis of ICF, because it is presently regarded to be more specific for fibrin degradation products, while the formation of FDP, X, Y, D, and E fragments, may be either fibrinogen or fibrin derived following the plasmin digestion.
The safe and effective management of suspected PE, utilising a diagnostic algorithm that combines a validated clinical decision rule, the D-dimer test and CTPA [10] has been documented in various studies in the past decade.
The diagnosis of PE was ruled out if D-dimer test was normal in patients with Wells score ≤4 or revised Geneva score ≤3.
Its next test is a D-dimer test for deep vein thrombosis, development of which is underway, he added.
A positive D-dimer test is commonly followed by a computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest or a ventilation/perfusion scan to establish a PE or DVT diagnosis.
5% were offering a qualitative D-dimer test in 2011.
D-dimer test samples were drawn and subjected to latex agglutination test.