or has any information on a home tester?
Has anyone used the Phillips home pt/inr self tester? or have any information about it?
- 18 May 2012 by jjoin2012
- 18 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.
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