Blood Clot Detection (D-Dimer) Rapid Test (WB/P/S)

£5.49

D-dimer is normally undetectable in the blood but it is produced when the body is trying to break down a blood clot.

Blood Clot Detection (D-Dimer) Rapid Test (WB/P/S)

SKU ATGH-002 Category

Description

Frequently Asked Questions

What is D-dimer?

D-dimer is a breakdown product of fibrin, a protein that is produced when a blood clot is formed or dissolves in your body. Blood clots form whenever a blood vessel is damaged or when blood flow is restricted, such as by a vessel being compressed for a long time. The presence of D-dimer in the blood can therefore be an indicator of clotting status and more serious clotting disorders, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

A person’s physiological state can also affect D-dimer levels. These include: pregnancy, cigarette smoking, trauma, infection and sepsis. Also the elderly, those who are immobilised, individuals with autoimmune disorders, or those who have had recent surgery may have an elevated D-dimer in the blood.

Why should I test?

The D-dimer test can be used to detect the presence of the clotting factor in the blood as an indicator of overall clotting status.

D-dimer is normally undetectable in the blood but it is produced when the body is trying to break down a blood clot.

What are the symptoms?

Some of the more serious symptoms of abnormal clot formation include but are not limited to:

  • Leg swelling
  • Leg pain or tenderness
  • Chest pain and trouble breathing
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Abnormal bleeding

What does a positive test mean?

A positive test means D-dimer has been detected in the blood. Follow up investigations and testing would be needed to confirm if levels were raised beyond normal limits.

What does a negative test mean?

A negative test means no D-dimer has not been detected in the blood at the time of testing.

How accurate is the test?

The test has a Sensitivity= 93.00% and a Specificity= 97.50%

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