Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

D. dimer Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is an assay used in the assessment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.


Not known

Patient Preparation

No special preparation required

Sample Type


Sample volume

2ml with a minimum volume of 1ml

Sample collection Container

blue top tube(sodium citrate)

Sample collection instructions

evacuated collection tubes must be filled to completion and mixed immediately by inversion to ensure a proper blood to anticoagulant ratio

Sample storage

samples should be frozen

Reference range

0.00-0.49 mg/L FEU(Fibrinogen equivalent units)

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

increased D-dimer concerntrations are associated with aortic aneurism"," liver cirrhosis"," pregnancy"," sickle cell disease and disseminated malignancies.