INR Machines for Measuring Blood PT and INR
The INR machine provides a simple and swift measurement of the blood coagulation level without long, lab wait times. The INR machine is necessary for all patients who need to take a blood thinner due to a disease i.e. people with a heart valve replacement, thrombophilia or atrial fibrillation. Blood thinning medications serve to slow blood coagulation and, therefore, effectively reduce the risk of heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms. Of course, anticoagulants also cause open wounds to close much slower, which can lead to dangerous levels of blood loss in larger wounds. If overmedicated, spontaneous bleeding, such as nose bleeds, can occur. Therefore, it is important to perfectly dose the patient. That can only happen when the patient's coagulation level is regularly monitored so the dosage can be administered, accordingly.
The CoaguChek INR Machine from Roche
Roche offers a system that provides the patient the freedom to self-monitor PT and INR levels in the privacy of his/her home to help them responsibly take the proper dosage of medication without harming their health. The CoaguChek XS is just as easy to use as a blood glucose meter and can be used for self-monitoring at home, as well as out and about. The measurement readout is displayed as INR, quick percentage or seconds. Contrary to coagulation monitoring in the lab, self monitoring at home with the CoaguChek XS INR machine only requires a single drop of capillary blood from the finger tip or ear lobe. This makes the measurement process quite comfortable for the patient.
In addition to the CoaguChek XS monitor for patient use, Roche also offers the CoaguChek Pro II system: a coagulometer for professional use by medical personnel. This blood coagulometer is used with heparine suppressing test strips, which are insensitive to increased fibrinogen concentrations and low hematocrit values. With that, the CoaguChek Pro II INR machine can deliver the gathered data in many different ways - via Ethernet, WiFi or QR code.
In the INR Machines category, you will find the popular CoaguChek coagulometer from Roche, as well as the compatible accessories; all at affordable prices. Accessories for INR machines include PT and INR test strips, as well as control solutions to ensure your INR machine is functioning properly.
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