In patients for whom patient self-testing is not suitable, INR testing with the CoaguChek® Pro II (or XS Pro) system is an attractive alternative to lab testing. It offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to determine a patient’s coagulation status at any time, which improves treatment transparency.
What you need to know about using the CoaguChek® Pro II (or XS Pro) system for INR testing
Simplifies clinic organization
Better patient experience
Improves comfort and convenience
POC test results are comparable to lab results
Service materials for quality assurance
Frequently asked questions
In general, measuring coagulation values is done with biological materials, which can vary naturally in individual patients. In the case of anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), changes in the activity of the coagulation factors occur, which can also vary between different patients.
In addition to these immutable “natural” differences, external factors can contribute to measurement value deviations. This can result in differences between measurement values from different labs and results obtained using the CoaguChek® system.
Here are just a few of the contributing factors:
Note: Quick values measured with different reagents cannot be compared with one another because of the lack of standardization. Therefore, most professional associations now recommend the use of the INR value.
Pre-analytics include the various process steps that are taken before, during, and after the sample-taking for measurements using the CoaguChek® Pro II (XS Pro) system in a clinic or lab. From experience, these steps contain a number of sources of error that can influence the measurement results.