The D-Dimer cassette test is an immunochromatographic rapid test for the qualitative detection of D-Dimer in whole blood or plasma. It is useful in the detection of thromboembolic processes.
D-dimer is a type of protein which is produced when a blood clot dissolves in the body. D-Dimer is normally undetectable unless the body is forming or breaking down the blood clots and the level of D-Dimer rises in the blood. D-dimer concentration may be determined by a blood test to help thrombosis diagnosis, and is of clinical use when there is a suspicion of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
To be used by trained healthcare professionals.
- A time-saving procedure for you and your patient
- Testing done using just 2 drops of fingerstick blood
- High sensitivity and specificity
- Long shelf life
- Easy storage at room temperature
D-Dimer is a fibrin degradation product, a small protein fragment present in the blood after blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis. During coagulation of blood, fibrinogen is metabolised to fibrin by thrombin activation. Fibrin consists of D- and E- units. The cleavage of fibrin leads to the so called D-Dimers.
D-Dimer concentration maybe determined by a blood test to help diagnose thrombosis. It has become an important test performed in patients suspected of thrombotic disorders. While a negative result practically rules out thrombosis, a positive result can indicate thrombosis but does not rule out other potential aetiologies. Its main use, therefore, is to exclude thromboembolic diseases where the probability is low.
Test Kit Includes
- Test devices
- Diluent vial
- Package insert
- Whole blood or plasma
Type of measurement
- 2 Drops of whole blood (1 drop of plasma)- Dropper provided in the kit
- 10 minutes
- 2 – 30 °C until expiry date
- Room Temperature (20 – 30 °C)