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What does a high result from a D-Dimer test mean?

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It means you’ll need more tests to see whether you have a blood clot. This test can’t confirm that you have any conditions. It can only help rule them out.

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 Melinda Ratini on November 21, 2016

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 Melinda Ratini on November 21, 2016

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