A red blood cell agglutination D-dimer test to exclude deep venous thrombosis in pregnancy.

BACKGROUND D-Dimer testing is often used with compression ultrasonography for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in nonpregnant patients. The D-dimer test is highly sensitive, and a negative result can obviate the need for further testing for DVT. This test has not been studied for DVT diagnosis in pregnancy because its specificity was deemed too… CONTINUE READING