Also Known As: D-dimer
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D-dimer is a breakdown product of blood clots called fibrin degradation products.
To determine if blood clots have formed in the circulation, especially DVT. D-dimer is not normally detected in blood.
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REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR ADULTS: - <0.5 mg/L.
INCREASE IN: venous thromboembolism (VTE), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), surgery, trauma, infection, heart attack, and some cancers or conditions in which fibrin is not cleared normally, such as liver disease
DECREASE IN: NA.