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Can somebody tell me how can blood work check for blood clots?

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Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine

In brief: D- dimer

Checking D-dimer is a screening test for blood clot in an appropriate setting where the pretest probability is higher. The blood tests used to idenify some causes of blood clots include hypercoagulability tests (eg, factor V Leiden, protein C, protein S, anti thrombin III), antiphopspholid antibody etc.
Based on risk factors and pretest probabily your doctors may choose a differernt blood tests.

In brief: D- dimer

Checking D-dimer is a screening test for blood clot in an appropriate setting where the pretest probability is higher. The blood tests used to idenify some causes of blood clots include hypercoagulability tests (eg, factor V Leiden, protein C, protein S, anti thrombin III), antiphopspholid antibody etc.
Based on risk factors and pretest probabily your doctors may choose a differernt blood tests.
Dr. Mohammed Karim
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