Comparison of immunofiltration assay of plasma D-dimer with diagnostic imaging in deep vein thrombosis.

@article{Killick1997ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of immunofiltration assay of plasma D-dimer with diagnostic imaging in deep vein thrombosis.},
  author={Sally Killick and P G Pentek and Jane E Mercieca and Michelle Frances Clarke and David H. Bevan},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={846-9}
}
This prospective study was designed to assess the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity and negative predictive value of the NycoCard D-dimer plasma immunofiltration assay in patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) confirmed by ultrasonography/venography. 84 medical patients were recruited: 43 patients (51%) had proven venous thrombosis, 33 by venography and 10 by ultrasonography. The sensitivity of NycoCard D-dimer in patients with DVT was 95.3%, the specificity was 22.0% and the… CONTINUE READING