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DIC Score

Select Criteria:
Platelet Count
> 100,000/microL (0 points)
50,000/microL - 100,000/microL (1 point)
< 50,000/microL (2 points)
Increase in Fibrin Markers
No change (0 points)
Moderate rise (2 points)
Strong rise (3 points)
Prothrombin Time Prolongation
3 seconds or less (0 points)
> 3 seconds but < 6 seconds (1 point)
Greater than 6 seconds (2 points)
Fibrinogen Level
Greater than 1 g/L (0 points)
Less than 1 g/L (1 point)
Results: Total Criteria Point Count:
DIC Score Interpretation
0-4 points:DIC is not overt, repeat score in 1-2 days
5-8 points:DIC probable, repeat score daily
  • This scoring system is only appropriate for patients with an underlying disorder that can be associated with DIC.
  • Examples of Fibrin Markers include D-dimer and fibrin split products.
  • The DIC Score was developed by the The International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH.)
  1. Levi M, Toh CH, Thachil J, Watson HG. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Br J Haematol. 2009 Apr;145(1):24-33. Epub 2009 Feb 12.
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