Item Catalog Number: LC115188
D-dimer is a test that measures the tendency of blood to clot inappropriately. The higher the number the greater the risk for conditions such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis), pulmonary embolism and arterial plaque rupture.
Life Extension believes if you are prone to clotting, you are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke. D-dimer may be ordered when you have symptoms of DVT, such as leg pain, tenderness, swelling, discoloration, edema; or symptoms of PE, such as labored breathing, coughing, and lung-related chest pain.
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. This test is also included in the following panels:
- PT/PTT, D-dimer
- PT/PTT, D-dimer, fibrinogen
These panels are a more comprehensive evaluation of your blood's potential to clot.