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

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.
The respondents were studied by measuring plasma D-dimer test. Then level of plasma D-dimer was determined at different stages of severity of SSc and finally levels of plasma D-dimer were correlated with the severity of disease.
In contrast, the average charge for a D-dimer test is about $231 nationwide, and depending upon the specific test used the results can take up to a couple of hours to come back, noted Dr.
Diagnosing DVT Your GP will advise you to have a blood test called a D-dimer test, which detects pieces of blood clot loose in your bloodstream.
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).
After 4 months of being off of anticoagulation, patient had a D-dimer test, which was positive at 591 [micrp]g/L.
Similarly, using high-value elements of Wells rule, hemoptysis, signs of deep vein thrombosis, and "PE most likely," was shown to add incremental value to the D-dimer test [7].
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 0.5%, whereas those with a negative D-dimer test and moderate or high pretest probability had incidences of 3.5% and 21.4%, respectively.
If the PERC test is positive, then low-risk patients should undergo a highly sensitive D-dimer test. When used this way, the PERC tool decreases the use of D-dimer testing in patients who otherwise would have been tested inappropriately.
Positive and negative control plasma samples (for D-dimer test) were supplied with plasma D-dimer kit.