Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Screening
(DIC Screening)

DIC is a serious blood clotting abnormality that usually occurs as the result of extensive trauma or surgery, total body infection (septicemia), extensive burns, or blood transfusion reactions. Numerous tiny blood clots form in the small capillaries throughout the body. These clots use up all of the available fibrin, a blood component necessary for normal clot formation, which results in increased bleeding with no available clotting products. Tissue and organ damage occurs from the numerous tiny clots blocking normal blood circulation. The following blood tests make up the DIC Screening Panel:

Coagulating Factors
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Fibrinopeptide A
Fibrin Split Products
Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)
Platelet Count
Prothrombin Fragment
Prothrombin Time (PT)

See each test for information and normal blood levels.


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