STEP 374: The Laboratory's Role in Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (CE: 1.0)


Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a life-threatening secondary complication of a number of varied disease states. This article discusses the laboratory's role in diagnosing DIC.


Learning Objectives:

  • Define DIC
  • Discuss the mortality rates in diseases co-occurring with DIC
  • Describe the scoring system for DIC



David Plaut


Launched: 2011