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D-Dimer Quantitative

Centralized Core Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
DDIMR ACOAG
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Blue top (sodium citrate)
Collection Volume:
2.7 mL (minimum 1.8 mL) Must use appropriate sodium citrate tube based on volume of blood drawn (1.8 mL or 2.7 mL tube)
Cause for Rejection:
Sample hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; contam with heparin; improperly filled; specimen stability 4 hours room temp.
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Chromogenic Assay
Special Instructions:
Send immediately to Laboratory. Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or from a line that has been rinsed with heparin. For Outpatients, send specimen by courier STAT to Hospital lab.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8416
TAT:
4 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range: < 0.5 mg/L-FEU
CPT Code:
85379
Synonyms:
Fibrin degradation products