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  INR (POC) Specimen Type:
  also known as Prothrombin Time (POC), INR (POC)

Blood


POINT OF CARE TESTING

Specimen requirements: Fingerstick (Whole Blood)
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
For most patients on coumadin therapy N/A N/A N/A 2 - 3
For patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves N/A N/A N/A 2.5 - 3.5
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A >4.0 N/A N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Whole blood
Absolute minimum amount: 1 drop
Method of collection: Drop blood onto sample target area of the strip.
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: N/A
Order/entry screen(s):  N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: N/A
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: N/A
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Mechanical clot detection
Special Instructions: Use the CoaguChek XS System Monitor and CoaguChek Test Strips. Refer to the procedure "COAGUCHEK XS PROTHROMBIN TIME TEST" located at the patient care area site.
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A