Reliable rapid blood test for the exclusion of venous thromboembolism in symptomatic outpatients.

@article{Turkstra1996ReliableRB,
  title={Reliable rapid blood test for the exclusion of venous thromboembolism in symptomatic outpatients.},
  author={Franktien Turkstra and Edwin Junior van Beek and Julia ten Cate and Harry Roger B{\"u}ller},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={1996},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={9-11}
}
UNLABELLED In this study we assessed the reliability of a rapid bed-side whole blood D-dimer assay prospectively in patients with clinically suspected venous thromboembolism, referred to the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam. In consecutive outpatients with clinically suspected deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism we measured the sensitivity, specificity and negative predictive value of the assay compared to the outcome of standard diagnostic tests and 3-month follow-up. A total of 234… CONTINUE READING
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