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AmpathChat #21 - Clinical Use Of The D-Dimer Assay


Feb 28, 2017 | Haematology

Dr Pamela Moodley

Upon presentation, all patients should be carefully evaluated for clinical pretest probability of VTE using a validated clinical prediction rule (CPR) and then stratified into clinical probability groups: low, intermediate and high. The Wells prediction rules for DVT and for pulmonary embolism have been validated and are frequently used to estimate the probability of VTE before performing more definitive testing on patients.

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