ISTH DIC Score helps in the detection of overt DIC in patients diagnosed with underlying condition for developing DIC. The scoring is based on the lab test results of 4 components of coagulation profile - Platelet count, Prothrombin time, D-dimer level and Fibrinogen level.
To record the lab test results of the coagulation profile; platelet count, prothrombin time, D-dimer level and Fibrinogen and obtain the DIC Score by adding up all the attributes
This is used to record the lab test results of four parameters of the coagulation profile; platelet count, prothrombin time, D-dimer level and Fibrinogen, which helps to determine the possible overt DIC. DIC is a life-threatening condition which develops as a complication of underlying conditions like severe infection, sepsis, malignancy, trauma, obstetric complications etc. Each parameter is given a score based on their values and then their sum is taken to get the total score. The total score can help to detect possible overt DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation) or non- overt DIC. This scoring system is applicable only when the patient has been diagnosed with an underlying condition that can predispose to the development of DIC. It is also equally important to repeat the scoring to monitor the development and worsening of DIC in the suspected patients.