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Is PT/INR Self Testing Right for You?

Use this simple checklist to find out. If you answered 'Yes' to most of the questions, it's likely you're a good candidate for PT/INR Self Testing at home. Feel free to print out a copy of the checklist, along with a fact sheet on PT/INR Self Testing, and bring it with you to your next doctor's appointment or blood test.

Yes No
I take Coumadin or other oral anticoagulation medication daily and will be taking it long term
Yes No
I have one or more of the following medical conditions
  • a mechanical heart valve
  • chronic atrial fibrillation
  • deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • pulmonary embolism
  • hypercoagulable state
Yes No
I'm good at following doctor's orders and prescription instructions and would agree to perform weekly testing if prescribed by my doctor
Yes No
I want to be in greater control of my own testing and care
Yes No
I am physically capable to perform a self-test by taking a drop of blood from my finger, or have a care-giver who could assist me
Yes No
I'd prefer not to have to travel to the doctor's office, medical lab or clinic just to be tested for INR
Yes No
I am unable or dislike providing a blood sample from a vein
Yes No
I am active, travel, or for other reasons may frequently be away from testing facilities

You answered yes to xx out of the xx questions.

Note: Your doctor will decide if INR self-testing is right for you. If your doctor isn't prescribing INR self-testing yet, it may be because some doctors are still finding out that it has been approved for a wider range of medical conditions.