How much does a home INR machine cost?
The price for the devices ranges widely, from $600 to more than $3,000, and the price for test strips ranges from $7 to $18 per test. You should note that in some cases the online retailers of these devices have not been authorized by the device manufacturer to distribute the device.
How do I monitor my INR?
It can be monitored by drawing blood from a vein and sending the blood to an accredited laboratory to test, or it can be monitored by testing blood from a fingerstick with an INR test meter outside of a laboratory.
How often should PT and INR be checked?
The INR should be checked at least four times during the first week of therapy and then less frequently, depending on the stability of the INR. In general, a missed dose of warfarin is reflected in the INR within about 2 to 5 days after the dose is missed.
How do you keep your INR stable?
To keep your INR stable and within the recommended range it is important to: Eat the same number of servings of high Vitamin K foods each week. A good rule is, the greener the plant the higher the Vitamin K level.
Is it normal for INR to fluctuate?
Other changes to your nutrition, such as starting a new diet or taking new supplements, can also cause your INR level to fluctuate. Talk to your doctor before starting any new diet/nutrition regimens.
What is the range for a PT INR result of a healthy individual with a normal clotting ability?
In healthy people an INR of 1.1 or below is considered normal. An INR range of 2.0 to 3.0 is generally an effective therapeutic range for people taking warfarin for disorders such as atrial fibrillation or a blood clot in the leg or lung.
Which is the best PT / INR monitoring system?
The Coag-Sense PT/INR System offers rapid testing time, simplicity, and analytical results that correlate well with the leading methods of PT determination. The Coag-Sense ® PT/INR Monitoring System offers superior accuracy, precision, and safety.
Why do you need to test your INR at home?
PT/INR Self Testing at Home. Self testing allows patients to test their INR from home or any other location. It improves INR control and significantly reduces the risk of major complications. Home Testing helps take the burden of Coumadin management away from the physician’s practice.
Can a portable INR monitor be used at home?
All monitors are portable and include a carrying case. With a portable INR monitor, you can now determine your INR easily and reliably at home. As you may know, warfarin helps prevent blood from clotting and needs to be monitored frequently.
Do you need to Maine a home INR monitor?
The required test strips will be mained to your, and any defective devices will be replaced. mdINR is available to answer your questions and provide ongoing technical support. Home INR monitors are simple to use and provide accurate results.