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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

D-Dimer

Test Name

D-Dimer (Fibrin Degradation Products, Fibrin Split Products, FDP)

Blue top Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = Blue (Sodium Citrate)

Minimum Volume = Full draw

9:1 Ratio (9 parts blood to 1 part anticoagulant)

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Transportation: In/Outpatients: Send whole citrated blood at room temperature as soon as possible. Referred-in: Send frozen citrated plasma on dry ice. All samples must be sent to the Core Laboratory.

Stability: Specimens are stable for 4 hours post collection at room temperature. Specimens which are not tested within 4 hours can be double-spun to remove the citrated plasma. The citrated plasma is stable at -20°C for up to two weeks or -70°C for up to six months.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Clotted sample, grossly hemolyzed samples, Unlabeled or samples with insufficient quantity will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

STAT: 45 min

Routine: 4 hrs

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 500 ng/mL

Test Code

RDIM

Methodology

Latex Immunoassay

Testing Location

SMH-Routine Coagulation

Other information

Last Updated: March 11, 2020