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Fibrin degradation products (FDPs)

Also known as: Fragment D-dimer; Fibrin degradation fragment
Formal name: D-dimer
Related tests: Fibrin Degradation Products (FDP); Fibrin Split Products (FSP); Prothrombin Time (PT); Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT); Fibrinogen; Platelet Count

Why should I do it?
To help rule out clotting (thrombotic) episodes and to help diagnose conditions related to thrombosis

When should I do it?
When you have symptoms of a thrombotic episode or a condition that causes acute and/or chronic inappropriate blood clot formation such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and to monitor the progress and treatment of DIC and other thrombotic conditions

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None