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Virgilina, VA
A 29-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?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Close to normal: D-dimer goes up with so many things that it is more important in ruling out blood clots if it is low. Your level is just above the normal of 250 and by itself not a cause for concern. See this site for more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/9290.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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Feb 1, 2018
Last updated May 26, 2022

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