D-Dimer and Coronavirus - analysis for the presence of a blood clot in the body

D-Dimer and Coronavirus - analysis for the presence of a blood clot in the body

What is D-Dimer?

D-Dimer is a substance that is formed when blood clots break down.

D-Dimer is a protein fragment that is one of the end products of fibrin breakdown.

What is the purpose of the D-Dimer analysis?

An analysis is performed to determine the risk of thrombosis; This study is critical for the diagnosis of thrombosis.

The D-Dimer test is prescribed to rule out the presence of a blood clot in the body. D-Dimer indicates the presence of a thrombus in the body.

The rate of this protein fragment increases in diseases such as pulmonary artery thromboembolism, deep vein thrombosis, aortic dissection, hepatic venous thrombosis and others.

It should be noted that D-Dimer normally increases during pregnancy. The rate is high in the elderly as well as in patients with positive rheumatoid factor or hemolytic diseases. However, levels may increase during liver disease, inflammation, or chronic hypercoagulable conditions.

D-Dimer analysis is also provided to monitor the course of treatment. For example, a decrease in the number indicates that the treatment method is effective, while an increased level, on the contrary, indicates ineffective treatment.

The result of the research

A normal or negative result of a D-Dimer means that the person does not have an acute condition, or a disease that causes abnormal formation or breakdown of a blood clot.

A positive result indicates an abnormally high level of fibrin degraded product in the body.

The result provides the physician with information about the formation of a blood clot in the body, although the analysis cannot determine the underlying cause or location.

Who should take the test?

You should definitely get tested if you complain of any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the lower extremities;
  • Swelling of the legs;
  • Redness of the feet or red lines on the feet;
  • Any breathing problems, discomfort;
  • Cough;
  • Chest pain;
  • Rapid palpitations.

D-Dimer analysis and Coronavirus

As already mentioned, D-dimer is a blood test that assesses the risk of thromboembolic complication.

As you know, this complication is typical for coronavirus and is also found in asymptomatic patients.

The test is recommended for all patients diagnosed with coronavirus (it does not matter if you are being treated at home or in a clinic) and especially for those who have a high risk of thromboembolism.

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