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How do I prepare for a D-Dimer test?

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You don’t need to do anything special. Your doctor will use a thin needle to take a small amount of blood. You’ll feel a pinch or stinging when the needle goes in. You may get some soreness or a bruise where the blood is taken, but that’s usually it.

From: What Is the D-Dimer Test? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lab Tests Online: “D-dimer,” “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation,” “Tips on Blood Testing.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “D-Dimer.”

National Stroke Association: “What Is Stroke?” “Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Lab Tests Online: “D-dimer,” “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation,” “Tips on Blood Testing.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “D-Dimer.”

National Stroke Association: “What Is Stroke?” “Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

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