A 37-year-old female asked:
My d dimer level was 278 ng/ml. Is that considered extremely high or within normal ranges. Thanks so much. Had other normal tests done?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Benjamin answered
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Need more context: By itself, d-dimer isn't that useful. It's a marker for breakdown of clotting factors, so elevated levels imply a clot somewhere. Humans are always producing and eliminating small clots, especially in connection with menstruation, so an elevated d-dimer can have multiple reasons. Need further information on why the test was ordered, etc.
Answered on Feb 1, 2018
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