Patient self-testing

What patient self-testing means for you and your patients

"Self-testers are trained and mature patients who usually exhibit a high level of compliance. We see these well-adjusted patients in our office much more rarely than patients whose dose adjustment is deficient on the basis of conventional monitoring. This is a clear benefit for both sides."
— Dr. Christoph Sucker

Clinical experience

Dr. Sucker

Prof. Dr. Christoph Sucker is convinced that self-management is the best option for most of his coagulation patients. Here he explains why.

Patient experiences

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What you need to know about patient self‑testing

Superior therapy quality

Studies reveal good adjustment and a low rate of complications

Prescribing considerations

Factors that influence the suitability of patient self-testing

Coverage

Health insurance coverage

Frequently asked questions

Any patient who requires lifelong oral anticoagulants and is in a suitable cognitive and physical condition can learn how to self-test. A meta-analysis has shown that the patient's age is not an obstacle and that self-testing is a safe option for all age groups.1

Patient self-testing may even be a particularly good option for older patients. During the training session, the qualified medical instructors deal with patient questions and individual requirements in a highly focused manner. Training sessions are also open to family members and caregivers.

Furthermore, patients can call the CoaguChek® Roche Care Centre for qualified advice and answers to any questions they have.

Customer service is available from Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and patients can call toll-free at 1-877-426-2482.

Reference:

1. Heneghan C et al. Lancet. 2012;379(9813):322–334.

Even after becoming a coagulation self-tester, your patient will remain under your care. The concept of patient self-testing explicitly stipulates the continuing care by the treating physician, and patients’ INR measurements are discussed during their quarterly appointments.

These discussions with independent patients can lead to closer relationships.

We encourage all healthcare professionals to become familiar with the CoaguChek® INRange/XS. Once familiar with these systems, you will be able to show your patients how to use them confidently.

We invite you to watch the series of training videos available for each device.

Coaguchek XS and INRange

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How you can play a role in training your patients

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