About the parameter
D-dimers are fission products of fibrin and play an important role in blood coagulation. Elevated D-dimer levels are found in patients with confirmed deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and trauma. The levels rise during pregnancy and considerably high levels are associated with possible complications.
D-dimer concentration by itself does not imply anything, which gives it a non-specific character. Nevertheless, if D-dimer concentration is not elevated, pulmonary embolism can be ruled out as a possible complication with high probability.
Kinetic measurement of the D-dimer concentration at 700nm (absorbance).
This assay is a monoclonal anti D-dimer antibody coupled to latex particles that forms high molecular weight immunocomplexes with D-dimer in the test sample. The resulting change in turbidity of the sample is detected photometrically by a turbidimetric analyser.
500 – 8500 ng/ml FEU (LOT specific)
Test takes approx. 9 minutes.
More details can be found in the package insert.
Please note: All package inserts provided on this website are intended for information purposes only! Always process all tests, controls and calibrators strictly according to the package insert provided with the kit.
ST 0150 D-dimer test kit (containing 16 tests)
ST 0151 D-dimer test kit (containing 6 tests)
ST 1500 D-dimer control kit (low/high)