31 May '17, 6pm

If you are a patient taking warfarin, you may be wondering if self INR-testing is the right option for you:

If you are a patient taking warfarin, you may be wondering if self INR-testing is the right option for you:

Medical experts stress the importance of doing your self-testing in consultation with your doctor, working in conjunction with an IDTF. While the cost of testing through an IDTF varies depending on your insurance coverage, most plans typically cover the services provided by an IDTF, including patient training with the device, providing the equipment and supplies for monitoring your INR, and reporting your test results to your doctor. However, you can purchase PT/INR devices for home testing on your own. For example, on the Internet the devices can be acquired from some online medical supply companies and from more widely recognized online retailers, such as Amazon. 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...

Full article: https://www.stoptheclot.org/inr-self-testing.htm

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