Performance characteristics of the AxSYM D-dimer assay

Sonia L. La'ulu, Camille M. Dominguez, William L. Roberts

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Background: D-dimer testing is used to exclude thromboembolic disease in outpatients suspected of having deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Methods: We evaluated 4 D-dimer assays for imprecision and method comparison and evaluated the AxSYM® method for interference, linearity, and reference interval. Method comparison testing was performed using the following methods: Abbott AxSYM, bioMérieux mini VIDAS®, Diagnostica Stago STA Compact®, and Biosite Triage® Meter Plus. Results: Total CVs for all methods ranged from 3.7% for the STA Compact to 17.3% for the Triage Meter. The AxSYM showed good agreement with the other methods with slopes ranging from 1.17 to 1.22 by Passing-Bablok regression and correlation coefficients ≥ 0.96. Interference from hemolysis, icterus, and lipemia had < 7% deviation from the intended D-dimer concentration. Linearity had ≤ 11.5% deviation from target values. Conclusions: The AxSYM D-dimer assay provides a precise, rapid, and user-friendly method for D-dimer testing with good correlation to other methods. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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