D-dimer

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Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • Traditional cutoff value = 500
  • Age-adjusted (for over 50 years old) = age x 10
    • Maintains high sensitivity while increasing specificity[1]

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Sharp AL, et al. An Age-Adjusted D-dimer Threshold for Emergency Department Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolus: Accuracy and Clinical Implications. Feb 2016. Annals of EM. 67(2);249-257.