[Diagnosis of venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism by determination of d-dimers using ELISA. Review based on a study of 80 consecutive patients hospitalized in an emergency unit].

The sensitivity and specificity of an ELISA method (Fibrinostika Fbdp Organon Teknika) for assay of D-dimers in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism was studied in 80 consecutive patients seen at an emergency unit. Fifty-six of the patients presented clinical signs of deep vein thrombosis. Diagnosis was confirmed in 26 of the 56… CONTINUE READING