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.
What tests may be performed?
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.
- 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.