What Is the D-Dimer Test?

Q:
What is the D-dimer test?

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A D-dimer test is one way for a doctor to see whether you have a serious blood clot or not. Some tests help you know the certain disease or condition that is causing your symptoms. Other tests are more useful to rule out a certain condition as the cause. The D-dimer test can be used both ways, based on what your doctor is looking for.

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