D-Dimer
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Indicate whether patient has possible DVT or pulmonary embolism on

request form.

Collection:
Tube MUST be full. If unable to deliver to laboratory within 4 hours of

collection, centrifuge blood and transport tube upright at room

temperature.
Container(s):
Citrate tube (2.7 mL blue-top) - Required

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 7 days/24 hours. Results available 1 - 2 hours after

sample arrival in laboratory.

Reference Intervals:
< 0.5 mg/L

Laboratory:
Special Haematology (8382-9146)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Cross-linked FDP

FDP

XPD
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Transport whole blood unless delivery time > 4 hours, then centrifuge

and send frozen plasma.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
SPRO: Processing by laboratory only.

Data Entry Code:
DD

SydPath Division:
Haematology

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Date/Time published: 27/05/2020 16:34:08
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