What is a D-Dimer test?
The D-Dimer test looks for the presence of a protein fragment that forms when a blood clot dissolves in the blood. This test is used to diagnose blood clotting disorders, pulmonary embolism, and vein thrombosis. The test is often done when someone has difficulty in breathing and has chest pain.If your result shows a normal D-Dimer level in the blood that means you probably don't have a clotting disorder. If the levels are abnormal, you may have to consult with your doctor to find out if you have a clotting disorder or any other medical condition.
When is a D-Dimer test recommended?
D-Dimer testing is usually recommended when someone goes to the hospital with symptoms, such as chest pain and difficulty in breathing.This test may also be advised when someone has symptoms of pulmonary embolisms, such as rapid heart rate, sudden shortness of breathing, forced breathing, coughing, haemoptysis (blood present in sputum), or lung-related chest pain.If you are showing symptoms of blood clots, such as swelling, pain, warmth, and changes in the skin colour of your leg. Chest pain, trouble breathing, coughing up blood, increased heartbeat.
What does it measure?
The D-Dimer test is used to measure:The D-Dimer test looks for the presence of D-Dimer, a protein fragment that forms when a blood clot dissolves in the blood.This test is done for the diagnosis of blood clotting disorders, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis.If your results show normal D-Dimer levels in the blood, it means you probably don't have a clotting disorder.
How long will the reports take?
The reports are available over email or WhatsApp within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample collection.
What is the cost of the D-Dimer test?
The cost of the D-Dimer test in Hyderabad is Rs. 1,100.
How often should I get tested for the D-Dimer test?
There are no strict guidelines as to how frequently D-Dimer levels should be tested. It depends on the doctor after you complete an assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for a D-Dimer test?
Less than 500 ngFEU/mL.
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a D-Dimer test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a D-Dimer test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a D-Dimer test in Hyderabad?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a D-Dimer test with Orange Health Labs in Hyderabad?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Hyderabad. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!