Home INR monitoring has been increasingly common and thanks to Roche Diagnostics, they have developed the CoaguChek XS System as a fast, safe, accurate, and reliable alternative to lab draw testing.
With only 8 microliters of capillary blood, the XS System is able to provide a quantitative determination of prothrombin time. Drawing blood through a fingerstick method to place on the test strips is far less intrusive and painful for the patients when compared to having blood drawn from a vein in a lab setup.
This in turn makes for greater patient comfort which is important in maintaining the quality of life. The CoaguChek XS System is completely portable and can be used anywhere. Since the unit is mobile it is far more convenient for patients and also allows them to run the test themselves when required.
There are even built in quality control checks which check each strip automatically so the accuracy of the results and test itself is maintained. Thanks to the fast results health care professionals or home care nurses are able to if needs be to change a patients dosage on the spot.
For point of care testing the CoaguChek XS System delivers rapid results with lab equivalent accuracy and precision