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d-dimer

d-dimer

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Published by Sayed Nour
anesthesia and ICU
anesthesia and ICU

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Published by: Sayed Nour on Nov 02, 2012
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D-Dimer 
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History
D-dimer was originallydescribed in the 1970s, andfound its diagnosticapplication in the 1990s.
 
The usefulness of D-dimer testing as adiagnostic tool lies in its negativepredictive value, and research hasestablished its high sensitivity, butlow specificity.
Testing products can correctlyidentify D-dimer elevation, but theydon't identify why D-dimer iselevated.

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