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D-Dimer, Quantitative

Light Blue Top TubeTube Type
Test ID   LAB313
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   85379
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: 2.7 mL Blood/Light Blue Top;  See Important Comments
  Pediatric: 1.8 mL Blood Pediatric Light Blue Top Tube
Unspun: 4 hours
Room Temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerator: NO
Frozen: 14 days (plasma only)
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   Stat 1 hr; Routine 2hrs
Reference Range Normal:

≤499 ng/mL  

VTE (DVT/PE) Negative Predictor Value: <500 ng/mL
Comments Deliver Immediately. Draw tube must be allowed to fill completely. Short draws will be rejected.


Reviewed by Christopher Parker on June 25, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514