Which lab test findings suggest disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2020
  • Author: Marcel M Levi, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
  • Print

Patients with DIC can present with a wide range of abnormalities in their laboratory values. Typically, prolonged coagulation times, thrombocytopenia, high levels of fibrin degradation products (FDPs), elevated D-dimer levels, and microangiopathic pathology (schistocytes) on peripheral smears are suggestive findings.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!