What is a D-dimer test?
D-dimer test is essentially necessary for all the people suffering from blood clotting disorders. When we start to bleed because of any injury, our body instantly plays the lead role to stop the bleeding. Once the bleeding finally stops, our body breaks the clot down but some leftover substances still keep flowing in the blood, which are known as D-dimer. The test that is performed to assess the amount of D-dimer in the blood is a D-dimer test.
What is the use of a D-dimer test?
- It helps to assess the amount of D-dimer in the blood.
- It helps to assess the severity of any disease
- It also helps to assess the risks of pulmonary complications.
Why do you need a D-dimer test?
A D-dimer test will be helping you to assess the severity of any disease, which is necessary to get proper treatments on time. If you are having any hidden blood clotting disorder then it can be easily detected through a D-dimer test. This is the reason why people with any family history of blood clotting disorders are always suggested to go for a D-dimer test.
Sample collection and Test preparation
A medical expert will be collecting a little amount of blood from your vein on which the following test will be performed. No specific preparations are required for this test.
A low D-dimer level means that the person is not going through any acute condition and not having any clotting disorder. High D-dimer levels means that the person had any blood clot breakdown or formation in the body. However, an elevated level of D-dimer indicates such a condition in which fibrin is formed.