D Dimer Test

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Tests Included
D Dimer, Quantitative
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Lab Draw Location
Quest Diagnostics
This lab test can be purchased without a physician and drawn at a Quest Diagnostics location. A small draw fee of $ 8 will be applied at checkout. There are no other "hidden" fees unless noted on the lab test.
Currently, NY, NJ, and RI state laws prohibit direct-access testing. This lab test cannot be conducted at lab locations within these states at this time.
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D Dimer Test

D-dimer Blood Test

The D-dimer blood test is commonly used to help diagnose and rule out blood clots like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It is often used in combination with clinical evaluation and imaging tests.

Through UltaLabTest, D-dimer test can be done at Quest Diagnostics without a doctor's order

What is a D-dimer Test?

  • D-dimer is a piece of protein left in the blood when a blood clot dissolves in the body.
  • It is a marker of fibrinolytic activity and activation of the coagulation system.
  • Higher levels of D-dimer indicate increased clot formation and breakdown.
  • The D-dimer blood test helps determine the amount of D-dimer levels in the blood.

When is a D-dimer Test Used?

  • When there is suspected clotting in the blood
  • To help rule out DVT and PE in symptomatic patients.
  • A negative result can help exclude a clot, while a positive result indicates the need for imaging tests.
  • To monitor treatment response in patients with confirmed DVT/PE. Levels should decrease with effective anticoagulation therapy.
  • To aid in the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

Getting a D-dimer Test at Quest Diagnostics

At Quest Diagnostics, through Ulta Lab Tests the D-dimer test can be collected without a doctor's order. The test is paid for in cash and health insurance is not involved.

The CPT codes are 85379 or 85370 depending on the assay method.

Speak with your doctor about whether a D-dimer test is appropriate for your medical situation.

Proper diagnosis requires evaluating D-dimer results in conjunction with clinical presentation.

Frequently asked questions

Can D Dimer Test be ordered without a doctor?

D Dimer Test can be ordered without a doctor through the "More Details" link.

What does D Dimer Test test for?

D Dimer Test tests for: D Dimer, Quantitative

Where can D Dimer Test be drawn?

D Dimer Test is drawn at Quest Diagnostics without a doctor

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