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.
Gender: maleAge: 50
i go to doctor once month to check coumadin levels.I have done this for last 12 years.I tried cardioverston in 2005,it did not reverse my irregular heartrate.What a disappointment. Thank you for any help.My doctors are great,but i know there is a machine out there that can let me self=test my coumadin.Just dont know how to find it.
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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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.
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.