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Elevated D-dimer: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Pulmonary Embolism:
positive is generally >500ng/ml

In another study, D-dimer had 83% sensitivity and 58% specificity (PMID 11112122)

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Associated Diagnoses:

Pulmonary Embolism

95% sensitive, 25% specific

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

93% sensitive

Small Bowel Obstruction

60% sensitive, 68% specific

Acute Pericarditis

78% sensitive

Aortic Dissection

94% sensitive

Congestive Heart Failure

Accuracy not specified