Quantitative D-dimer
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The D-dimer is specific for clot lysis and elevated levels indicate that a clotting process is occuring. The test is not helpful in determining the specific source of the D-dimers.
Normal levels indicate that no thrombotic activity is present.
The quantitative D-dimer is a negative predictor of venous thromboembolism. This means that if normal levels are measured, venous thromboembolism can be ruled out, without the use of expensive imaging techniques.

 

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