D-dimer: simple test, tough problems.

Abstract

CONTEXT D-dimer is widely used for exclusion, or as an aid in diagnosis, of venous thromboembolism (VTE); however, the D-dimer assay methods available from manufacturers and the laboratory application of those methods vary widely. OBJECTIVES To describe the current laboratory practice regarding the assay and reporting of D-dimer. DESIGN Laboratories' D… (More)
DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2012-0296-CP

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