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What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?
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Dr. Ted King
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In brief: Ultrasound the best
1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2.
D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.

In brief: Ultrasound the best
1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2.
D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.
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