Laboratories use Fibrinogen Degradation Product (FDP) assays to help differentiate suspected bleeding and/or clotting disorders.
An increase in serum FDP levels is caused by either primary activation of the fibrinolytic system (as in pathological fibrinogenolysis) or by secondary activation of the fibrinolytic system following increased blood clotting (as in disseminated intravascular coagulation).
This company offers rapid testing for both. The Thrombo-Wellcotest is a rapid latex agglutination slide test for the semi-quantification of FDPs in serum or urine. This two-minute test is sensitive to 2 µg/ml of FDP. The D-dimer Wellcotest is a rapid latex assay (3 minutes) for the qualitative and semi-quantitative measurement of cross-linked FDPs (XDP) in serum or plasma. It is sensitive to 1 µg/ml of XDP, with no Rheumatoid Factor interference and more specific than FDP for secondary testing.
Keyword: test kit, d-dimer, coagulation