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What drugs could cause a false positive in d dimer. Can codiene

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What drugs could cause a false positive in d dimer. Can codiene and aspirin?
Hello
No these would typically not do this

What is your level and reference range
What medical problems do you have?
Hello
If it is weakly elevated, aspirin might do this

Do you have any other medical problems?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I'm on Plavix.
OK
A mild false positive is possible.
Any other medical problems?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I take blood pressure meds. I don't smoke.. I only have CAD and emphysema.
OK
A positive d dimer is only about 25% positive for pulmonary embolus or clot.
It is not reliable.

If the elevation is not very high especially.


Unless you have other confirmation of clot, this is not enough.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
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