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Test Code DIMR2 D-Dimer

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB8623

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Platelet-poor plasma

Collection Container/Type: Light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Completely fill tube.  Underfilled tubes are unacceptable 
  2. Centrifuge, remove plasma, and centrifuge plasma again.
  3. Aliquot plasma into a plastic vial leaving 0.25 mL in the bottom of centrifuged vial.

For complete instructions, see Platelet Poor Plasma Instructions.


Additional Information: Double-centrifuged specien is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability


Room temperature: 4 hours

Refrigerated: Unacceptable

Frozen: 1 month


Whole Blood

Room temperature: 4 hours

Refrigerated: Unacceptable

Frozen: Unaccpetable

Reference Range

0 - 49 years: 0 - 0.50 ug/mL FEU

50 - 150 years: 0 - 0.70 ug/mLFEU

Rejection Due To

Short draws (QNS), clotted, lipemic, hemolyzed or out of stability.

Report Available

1 day



Day(s) Performed