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Test Code DIMERQT D-Dimer (Quantitative), Plasma


Immunoassay Turbidometric

Performing Laboratory

Aspen Valley Hospital

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Light blue-top (sodium citrate) tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of sodium citrate plasma

Transport Temperature:  Ambient

Collection Instructions:  If there is a delay in transport of >4 hours, spin down and send 1 mL of platelet-poor plasma frozen in plastic vial.

Reference Values

0.00-0.50 µg/mL

Note:  Patients on anticoagulants may show decreased D-dimers in the presence of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis; thus, testing in anticoagulated patients is not recommended.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding