Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

D-Dimer, Quantitative

Light Blue Top Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB313
EPIC Order D DIMER QUANTITATIVE
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
Stability
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:

<500 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 November 11, 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