D-dimer

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Also known as: Fragment D-dimer; Cross-linked fibrin degradation product (XDP)
Formal name: D-dimer

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose or exclude thrombotic (blood clot producing) or bleeding diseases and conditions.

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of a disease or condition that causes acute and/or chronic inappropriate blood clot formation such as: DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), PE (Pulmonary Embolism), or DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation), and to monitor the progress and treatment of DIC and other thrombotic conditions.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm.

Test Preparation Needed?

None