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Test Code 4785 D-Dimer, Quantitative, Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory



Literature References:

HemosIL D-Dimer HS package insert issued 02/2011, Instrumentation Laboratory.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Light-blue top (citrate)
Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: Full tube
Collection Instructions:

1. Draw a discard tube prior to light-blue top (citrate) tube.
2. Tube should remain stoppered.
3. Do not centrifuge.
4. Clotted blood or an insufficient specimen is not acceptable.
5. Avoid hemolysis and heparin contamination of specimen.
Analyte Stability:
24 hours at 2° C to 24° C.

Additional Information: If the patient is a hospital patient and the hematocrit is >55%, call Barnes-Jewish Hematology Laboratory at 314-362-5203 for instructions.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: 1 hour after receipt in the laboratory
Routine: 2-4 hours after receipt in the laboratory

Reference Values

110-230 ng/mL D-dimer Units 

Literature References:

1. Francis CW, Markham RE, Marder VJ. Demonstration of in situ fibrin degradation in pathologic thrombi. Blood 1984;63,1216-24.
2.  Gosselin RC, et al. Comparison of six d-dimer methods in patient suspected of deep vein thrombosis. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2003;Sep;14(6):545-50.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

24 hours at 2° C to 24° C.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Hematology.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

LOINC Code Informatino

Name LOINC Code
D-Dimer, Quantitative, Plasma 48066-5