D-Dimer High Sensitivity

Additional Info:
This assay is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of PE and DVT with a high negative predictive value.

Methodology: Immunological- ACL TOP550

Stat: Available STAT

Specimen Requirements: 1 blue-top (citrate) tube (minumum: the remaining platelet poor plasma separated from 2.7 mL whole blood). Centrifuge blue-top soon after collection. Separate plasma and FREEZE immediately. Send specimen frozen in plastic vial.

If using a butterfly collection set, fill a 1 mL waste tube prior to blue-top. This ensures full blood volume in blue-top.
Tube must be filled to capacity.
Draw specimen by vacuum. Do not overfill the tube.
If not frozen, specimen must be analyzed within 4 hours.

Analytical Time: 1 day

Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday

CPT Information:
85379 –

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