D-Dimer, Sensitive DDA

Method(s) Immunoturbidimetric
Specimen Required
Collect

One adequately filled 3.0 mL light blue (sodium citrate) top tube.

Transport

**TIME SENSITIVE** For specimens that cannot be shipped to the laboratory to arrive within 3 hours of collection, see Collection and Processing of Coagulation Specimens information (link below).

Remarks

Draw blood into citrate (light blue) tube filled to the proper level (1 part anticoagulant to 9 parts blood). Invert tube 3 to 4 times to avoid clotting.

Stability

Ambient, refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen platelet-poor plasma: 2 weeks.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens that are clotted, hemolyzed, collected in the wrong tube, less than 90% full, non-frozen plasma, or exceed stability limit.

Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 4010043
CPTCode 85379
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Less than 0.50 mg/L

No Appointment Necessary
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