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D-Dimer

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Test Description
D-Dimer
Synonym(s)
Dimer
Test ID
DDIMER
Specimen Type
Plasma
Specimen Requirements
Light Blue
Aliquot Tube
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
Light Blue - Centrifuge immediately, transfer plasma to aliquot tube and freeze at less than -20°C.
Additional Processing Details
Centrifuge immediately for 15 minutes at 2000-2500 g. Transfer the plasma to an aliquot tube and store frozen at ≤ -20°C. DO NOT store plasma at 2° - 8°C
Stability
8 hours room temperature. 1 month frozen plasma at -20°C
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Quantity not sufficent; improperly labeled specimens; specimens not collected in 3.2% buffered sodium citrate tube; clotted specimens; under or over filled specimen tubes; refrigerated specimens; severe hemolysis; improperly labeled specimens
Methodology
Automated
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday, & STAT
CPT Code(s)
85379
Minimum Sample Volume
The sodium citrate collection tube must be filled to 90% of capacity.
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
The sodium citrate collection tube must be filled to 90% of capacity.
Reference Range
< 0.50 μg/ml
reference range increases by 0.1 μg/ml with each year beyond age 50
Reflex Conditions
None
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
48065-7