Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
D. dimer Test in Kenya
Brief Descriptionit is an assay used in the assessment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Patient PreparationNo special preparation required
Sample volume2ml with a minimum volume of 1ml
Sample collection Containerblue top tube(sodium citrate)
Sample collection instructionsevacuated collection tubes must be filled to completion and mixed immediately by inversion to ensure a proper blood to anticoagulant ratio
Sample storagesamples should be frozen
Reference range0.00-0.49 mg/L FEU(Fibrinogen equivalent units)
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsincreased D-dimer concerntrations are associated with aortic aneurism"," liver cirrhosis"," pregnancy"," sickle cell disease and disseminated malignancies.