About the PT/INR Meters
Similar in concept to the testing meters used by millions of diabetics, the meters selected by Remote Cardiac Services for PT/INR self-testing are compact, reliable and simple to use. They are cleared for home use by the FDA and have been extensively tested for accuracy and precision in measuring anticoagulant levels in blood.
When your patients are enrolled, Remote Cardiac Services will provide them with all the materials and training they need to get started. Each testing kit includes:
An incision device to do the finger stick for the blood sample
A supply of reagent testing strips
Training information and DVD
Once the patient is on the service, Remote Cardiac Services will continue to provide support and the supplies they need to keep testing weekly.
More about the meters
Each meter is portable so it is easy to store and to transport.
The meters have quality control measures built in, and self-check prior to each test, ensuring process integrity without need for additional QA procedures by the patient.
Each meter has a display window that provides "prompts" for the testing sequence. This display also shows test results. The INR value is shown in large, easy to see numbers.
Each meter requires a drop or two of blood from a simple finger stick to complete the test. The whole test procedure takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish.
The meters are battery powered for the convenience of testing from any location.
Each meter holds a memory of recent results including date and time, although the patient is instructed to call in the results immediately following the test so they can be transmitted to the physician’s office as soon as possible.
The meters are loaned to your patient for the time they are on the Remote Cardiac Service, so there is no need to worry about warranties or repairs. The meter will be replaced right away if necessary.