D-Dimer is one of the measurable by-products of activation of the fibrinolytic system. Quantitation of D-Dimer assesses fibrinolytic activation and intravascular thrombosis. D-Dimer is of particular value in excluding the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism among patients at high risk.
Platelet Poor Plasma: Centrifuge light blue-top tube 15 minutes at
approx. 1500 g within 60 minutes of collection. Using a plastic
pipette, remove plasma, taking care to avoid the WBC/platelet
buffy layer and place into a plastic vial. Centrifuge a second time
and transfer platelet-poor plasma into a new plastic vial. Plasma
must be free of platelets (<10,000/mcl). Freeze immediately and ship
on dry ice.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia; Clotted specimen; Improper blood to citrate ratio; Plasma received room temperature; Plasma received refrigerated
Shipping Temperature: Frozen preferred; Room temperature unacceptable; Refrigerated unacceptable