Which lab tests are performed in the workup of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2020
  • Author: Marcel M Levi, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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In clinical practice, a diagnosis of DIC can often be made by a combination of the following tests [39] :

  • Platelet count
  • Global clotting times (aPTT and PT)
  • One or two clotting factors and inhibitors (eg, antithrombin)
  • Assay for D-dimer or FDPs

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