Coagulometers for Measuring Blood Coagulation and INR
The coagulometer provides a simple and swift measurement of the blood coagulation level without long, lab wait times. The coagulometer is necessary for all patients, who need to take a blood thinner due to a disease i.e. those with a heart valve replacement, thrombophilia, 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 occure. Therefore, it is important to perfectly dose the patient. That can only happen when the patient's coagulation level is regularly controlled and the dosage can be issued, accordingly.
The CoaguChek Coagulometer from Roche
Roche offers such a system that allows the patient to personally monitor his/her coagulation level and thus, responsibly take the proper dosage of medication. The CoaguChek XS is just as easy to use as a blood glucose meter and can be used both at home, as well as out and about. The measurement read out is displayed as INR, quick percentage or seconds. Contrary to coagulation measurement in the lab, home measurements with the CoaguChek XS 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 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 fibrinogene concentrations and low hematocrit values. With that, the CoaguChek Pro II can deliver the gathered data in many different ways - via Ethernet, WiFi or QR code.
In the coagulometers category, you will find the popular CoaguChek coagulomter from Roche, as well as the compatible accessories, at affordable prices.
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