Last updated: Tuesday, 21, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Arterial blood gases. FBC, blood film; APTT as baseline for heparin therapy.
Fibrin degradation products performed in the routine manner are unreliable in the confirmation or exclusion of the diagnosis (qualitative D-dimer).
Qualitative D-dimer may have a role in screening. Consult pathologist.
See also Anticoagulant monitoring.