Test Directory

VTE Exclusion

Containers - Adult

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Green Cap Tube 3.0ml (Sarstedt)
Volume Range
3ml
Additive per Container
Sodium Citrate
Additive per Container
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Containers - Child

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Paediatric Green Cap Tube 1.3ml (Sarstedt)
Volume Range
1.3ml
Additive per Container
Sodium Citrate

Reference ranges

For the assessment of DVT/ PE, D-dimer exclusion is 0-230 ng/ml

Laboratory Site

RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000
SJH
Howden Road West
Howden
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6PP
Telephone: 01506 523000
WGH
Crewe Road South
Edinburgh
EH4 2XU
Telephone: 0131 537 1000

Transport arrangements

Specimen must be transported within a plastic sealable bag or other suitable container. Samples should be transported to the laboratory ASAP

Special instructions for collection

The coagulation samples (green top) MUST be filled to the green line indicated on the tube.

How to request

Request form or Trak

Availability

Monday - Friday: routine service 09:00 - 17:00. Saturday - Sunday: routine service 09:00 - 13:00
Please contact the laboratory for urgent samples outside of routine hours.

Anticipated turnaround

1day

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

The laboratory will telephone abnormal results where it appears that these are likely to be clinically significant.

General additional information

​The VTE exclusion is a measure of D-dimer levels.