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How accurate is a d dimer in ruling out pulmonary embolisim?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Is good to rule out
As dr. Fronzaglia said, a low d-dimer is very accurate in ruling out clots like pulmonary emboli.
Unfortunately, a high d-dimer doesn't tell you a thing except that more testing needs to be done.

In brief: Is good to rule out
As dr. Fronzaglia said, a low d-dimer is very accurate in ruling out clots like pulmonary emboli.
Unfortunately, a high d-dimer doesn't tell you a thing except that more testing needs to be done.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very accurate
Many things can cause an elevated d-dimer value, including blood clots, infection, and any general inflammation.
This makes is a poor test determine the underlying problem. However, if it is normal, it rules many things out, including blood clots.

In brief: Very accurate
Many things can cause an elevated d-dimer value, including blood clots, infection, and any general inflammation.
This makes is a poor test determine the underlying problem. However, if it is normal, it rules many things out, including blood clots.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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