or has any information on a home tester?
19 May 2012
The below listed monitors are all approved for professional and home use allowing you immediate INR test values resulting in improved care. All monitors are portable and include a carrying case. ITC ProTime® Microcoagulation System (sold since 1997 by International Technidyne Corp) - Results in minutes, Bar-coded cuvette (requires refrigeration), Two-in-one incision and sampling device (Tenderlett® Plus device), Uses batteries, rechargeable battery pack, Back-lit easy-to-read display;
Alere INRatio®2 INR monitor - On board quality control; Small sample size, Yields results in about 60 seconds, Individually wrapped test strips, Uses AC or battery power (AA batteries), Icon based interface; and
Roche CoaguChek® XS INR system - Small blood sample, Built-in quality control checks every strip, Yields results in about 60 seconds, Uses battery power (AAA batteries), Large symbol-based display. You should check with your insurance carrier to see how much they will pay and if they perfer one over the other.
- Coumadin Information for Consumers
- Coumadin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Coumadin (detailed)
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