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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Alternate Names : DIC, Consumption Coagulopathy

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

Diagnosis of DIC begins with the history and physical exam. DIC is usually suspected when a person with a condition known to cause DIC has abnormal bleeding or blood clots. In most cases, the diagnosis is confirmed with blood tests. A series of blood tests, often called a DIC panel, can be ordered when this condition is suspected. The blood tests measure various parts of the clotting mechanism and count the number of cells in the blood.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/12/01

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