tf01.jpg (8954 bytes)The Vidas D-dimer New assay is approved with an extended range, from 1,000 ng/ml to 10,000 ng/ml, enabling detection and monitoring of high levels of D-dimer that are clinically significant in conditions such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). D-dimer is known as an aid in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
     Vidas D-dimer New is supplied in easy-to-use, single test strips in the same format as existing Vidas technology. Laboratories can provide their EDs with rapid ELISA D-dimer results for patients suspected of DVT and PE, and also provide quantitative D-dimer results in the upper ranges for other clinical applications with no additional dilutions or testing.
     Vidas D-dimer has demonstrated clinical sensitivity and negative predictive values in excess of 99 percent.
Keywords: point of care, rapid test, coagulation, D-dimer