Av Nadezhda Latysheva, overingeniør i TREC
When someone goes to the emergency room with symptoms of venous thrombosis (blood clot) such as pain, swelling of the leg or shortness of breath and chest pain, D-dimer testing is often ordered.
It is a quick, non-invasive way to help rule out abnormal or excess clotting and to determine if further testing is necessary to help diagnose venous thrombosis. However, an elevated D-dimer does not always indicate the presence of a clot because a number of other factors can also cause an increased level. Therefore there is an urgent need for the establishment of new biomarkers which can help to accurately diagnose or rule out venous thrombosis. Continue reading