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Dimer, fibrin degradation fragment.
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).
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
|Conventional Units (FEU = Fibrinogen Equivalent Units)||SI Units (Conventional Units × 5.476)|
|0–0.5 mcg/mL FEU||0–2.7 nmol/L|
|Levels increase with age.|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "D-Dimer." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425136/all/d_Dimer.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. D-Dimer. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425136/all/d_Dimer. Accessed October 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). D-Dimer. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425136/all/d_Dimer
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. D-Dimer [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425136/all/d_Dimer.
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