D-Dimer
Label Mnemonic: DDI
Epic Lab Code: LAB602
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
Minimum:
3 mL whole blood in light green top tube or 1 Microtainer® for pediatric patients.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
<0.50 μg/mL Fibrinogen Equivalent Units (FEU)
Test Limitations:
Icterus: No significant interference up to an I index of 70 (approximate conjugated bilirubin concentration: 70 mg/dL). Hemolysis: No significant interference up to an H index of 500 mg/dL (approximate hemoglobin concentration: 500 mg/dL). Lipemia (Intralipid): No significant interference up to an L index of 750 mg/dL (approximate triglycerides concentration: 1500 mg/dL). There is poor correlation between turbidity and triglycerides concentration.
Methodology:
Immunoturbidimetric
CPT Code:
85380
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery