D-dimer test is beneficial for monitoring the patient’s progression to Covid-19 related cytokine storm and helps in timely medical intervention to reduce fatality. D-dimer tests are used to help rule out the presence of an inappropriate blood clot (thrombus)
: No Special Preparation Required.
: 6 Hours
Why do I need a D-dimer test?
You may need this test if you have symptoms of a blood clotting disorder, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE). D-Dimer is also recommended for COVID Patients.
What happens during a D-dimer test?
Our expert phlebotomist will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. This usually takes less than two minutes. Book CRP test today at the convenience of your home today with CNC Pathlab.
Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?
You don't need any special preparations for a D-dimer test.
Are there any risks to a D-dimer test?
There is very little risk to having a blood test. You may have slight pain or bruising at the spot where the needle was put in, but most symptoms go away quickly.
What do the results mean?
If your results show low or normal D-dimer levels in the blood, it means you probably do not have a clotting disorder. If your results show higher than normal levels of D-dimer, it may mean you have a clotting disorder. If your D-dimer results were not normal, your provider will probably order more tests to make a diagnosis.