NameDDimer, (D-dimer)
Tube TypeBlue (Sodium Citrate)
Reporting Unitsng/mL
Reference Range<150 ng/mL
VTE cut off ≤ 50 years of age: 250 ng/mL
> 50 years of age:  Age adjusted
Analytical Range150 – 10,000
AvailabilityNDDH (24/7)
Target turnaround time2 hours
Special requirements & notes
Patient preparationN/A
Volume requiredAdult 2.7ml        Paediatric 1ml
If delayed transport to lab, store:In refrigerator 2 – 8oC
Factors affecting result interpretationSurgery, pregnancy, cancer and anticoagulated patients
Time limit for add on test24 hrs
Pathology disciplineHaematology
‘Lab Tests Online’ linkhttps://labtestsonline.org.uk/tests/d-dimer

Last updated: February 1, 2021