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Various kits have a 93-95% sensitivity and about 50% specificity in the diagnosis of thrombotic disease. False positive readings can be due to various causes: liver disease, high rheumatoid factor, inflammation, malignancy, trauma, pregnancy, recent surgery as well as advanced age
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), a clotting malfunction that causes multiple mini-clots in the arterial/venous system.
... DIC is generally associated with an adverse outcome by most clinicians, and its acronym has been synonymous with "Death Is Coming."