The use of a blood test to rule in or rule out DVT, and negate the need for more complicated and expensive testing, has received considerable attention in the last decade as monoclonal antibody tests have become available to detect circulating D-dimer. D-dimers are degradation products that result from the action of plasmin on cross-linked fibrin. Thus the presence of D-dimer is an indication of the initiation of

TABLE 40.3 Sensitivity and Specificity of Different D-dimer Tests (Figures represent averages from the literature.35-38 The results include subjects with both possible pulmonary embolism and/or DVT.)


Sensitivity (%)

Specificity (%)

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment