I need a PT/INR meter to manage anticoagulation for my patients on warfarin. How do I choose one that will work for me? Follow these tips for choosing a PT/INR meter.

Tips for Choosing a PT/INR Meter

  1. What is the shelf life for my test strips?

Look for test strips that are individually packaged allowing users to take only what they need, extending the shelf life of supplies up to 24 months with storage at room temperature.

  1. Can I use the same test strips with several meters?

Select a meter that does not link strips to a meter using a code chip. You will benefit from added cost savings because multiple meters can share the same box of test strips.

  1. How often do I need to disinfect my meter?

Choose a system that does not require disinfecting between patients for quicker turnaround. You can decrease cross contamination potential using a capillary tube and plunger system.

  1. How long does it take to see the results?

Receive results in less than one minute for point of care medication management.

  1. How often do I need to replace the batteries in my meter?

Select the meter that uses a Lithium/polymer rechargeable battery versus AA batteries.

  1. Can I review my data? How many results will the meter hold?

Look for a meter with a color touchscreen allowing for easy data review and storage of up to 2000 patient results.

Learn more about the easy-to-use Coag-Sense® PT/INR Monitoring System, the only meter that uses direct clot technology to measure the actual time it takes your blood to clot.