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How can I find a machine to check my coumadin levels.I am so

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How can I find a machine to check my coumadin levels.I am so tired of having to get off work to have blood drawn each month at doctor office.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 7 years ago.
Dear Griffin

Sorry to tell you this but this is the truth.

These tests need to be done in a laboratory.There is no machine available which can either measure coumadin levels or measure the coagulation profile including the INR.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Several years ago I saw an article in Parade,the Sunday insert,that mentioned this machine. I know that it exists,and I do appreciate the fact that coagulation profiles are complicated for a layman to interpret.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 7 years ago.
Dear Griffin

I have not come across any such machine ever and I also conducted an internet search to fill any gap in my knowledge but I was still unable to find such a machine.

Also these tests measure multiple parameters and any such machine has to be necessarily quite complicated.