What tests may be performed?


What tests may be performed?


A blood test that will look to see if any blood clots are being formed or broken down in your body. This is one of the most common tests.

Wells Criteria

A series of criteria to which the doctor can assign a numerical value to identify the probability for DVT. Criteria include items such as:

  • if you’ve had surgery in the previous 4 weeks
  • if you’ve had a malignancy in the last 6 months
  • if you’ve had previous clots
  • if your heart rate is less than 100

Venous Duplex Ultrasound

An ultrasound that scans your veins to look for clots. This is one of the most common tests.

Advanced Imaging

  • Magnetic Resonance Venography – makes pictures of your organs and structures inside the body to look for clots.
  • Computed tomography angiography – combines the use of X-rays and a special dye to provide detailed pictures of the heart and blood vessels.
  • Pulmonary angiography – is a test to see how blood flows through the lungs.