d-Dimer

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Synonym/Acronym:
Dimer, fibrin degradation fragment.

Rationale
To assist in diagnosing a diffuse state of hypercoagulation as seen in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), acute myocardial infarction (MI), deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Immunoturbidimetric.

Conventional Units (FEU = Fibrinogen Equivalent Units)SI Units (Conventional Units × 5.476)
0–0.5 mcg/mL FEU0–2.7 nmol/L
Levels increase with age.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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