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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:
These panels are a more comprehensive evaluation of your blood's potential to clot.
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.