• The NycoCard System is Axis-Shield's most widely distributed product range, particularly suited to countries with developing healthcare systems.
  • The system offers four selected point-of-care tests: CRP, HbA1c, D-Dimer and U-Albumin.
  • They can all be analysed on the same instrument - the NycoCard Reader II.
  • NycoCard was introduced to the market in the early 1990's starting with the non-instrumental NycoCard CRP card-test, followed by the NycoCard D-Dimer.
  • The Reader is a low-cost, portable point-of-care instrument designed for rapid and reliable measurements of NycoCard products.

The NycoCard D-Dimer test is a rapid 3-minute test for the activation status of the fibrinolysis system.

It can also be used for the exclusion of thromboembolic disease.

Test specific information

  • Sample volume: 50 µL
  • Assay time: 3 minutes
  • Sample material: Plasma
  • Measuring range: 0.1 - 20 mg/L
  • Kit size: 6 and 24 tests
  • Positive control included in the kit

The NycoCard D-Dimer test is not FDA approved and for research use only in the US.

Clinical use of NycoCard D-Dimer

  • Exclusion of thrombotic disorders such as Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Diagnosis of DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation)
  • Early detection of fibrinolytic processes
  • Monitoring the course of thrombolysis and response to thrombolytic treatment

See the D-Dimer Test Procedure for information on how to run a test.

NycoCard® D-Dimer

*Products may not be approved for sale in all countries. Please contact us for further details.

Axis-Shield at a Glance

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Focus on Homocysteine

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than Homocysteine. The amount of Homocysteine in your blood is one of the best independent indicators of how healthy you are.


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