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Test Code SQ DDIMSB, EPIC LAB313 D-Dimer, Plasma



Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma, platelet poor

Container/Tube: Light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. It is imperative that tube be completely filled. Ratio of blood to anticoagulant is critical for valid coagulation results.

2. Immediately after draw, invert tube gently 8 times to activate anticoagulant.

3. If specimen cannot be sent within 4 hours - spin down, separate plasma, and send platelet-poor plasma.

Additional Information: Only 1 light-blue top tube is necessary when testing for activated partial thromboplastin time, D-dimer, fibrinogen, and prothrombin time.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Platelet-Poor Plasma-Refrigerated <8 hours/Frozen 1 month OK

Whole Blood-Ambient <4 hours

Reference Values

0.0 - 0.50 ug/ml FEU



Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding