Does anyone know how to purchase an INRstar home testing kit? My GP is getting twitchy about my visiting the surgery during the outbreak.
Does anyone know how to purchase an INR... - Anticoagulation UK
I'm not in West of England but in the far south west (Penzance) so I've never heard of it. Assuming I am talking from the same hymn sheet this link seems appropriate.
The follow extract also seems appropriate.
" To self-test, patients use a CoaguCheck XS meter fitted with a wireless LumiraDx Adapter Cap, which automatically sends their INR results to your clinic via the engage app. You can review these results in INRstar and send the dosing schedule directly back to the patient. "
Still cannot help you - if your GP is that seriously bothered why can't he/she answer your question.
Whatever, the device used in this process is exactly the same device as I use. The only difference is that wherever I am in the world ( subject to time differences), I just phone/email the INR reading through and they get back to me within 4 hours with a new dose and a new test date.
I have a coaguchex Xs machine I find it really invaluable, unfortunately it’s not on the nhs in the U.K. cost over £300
sounds like the doctor would supply the test strips otherwise they cost £75
I email the results to
The anticoagulant clinic they then send me the dose needed of Warfarin
If you need one look up the email on the internet lovely helpful people
I purchased the Coagucheck machine last year for my own peace of mind. The Doctors practice would not accept my test results even though I checked it on the day they tested me and proved it was giving the same results. I keep at them about it and I was asked to work away from home for a long period so made an appointment with my Doctor. It was like night and day. He was fully supportive of it and I call in my results and the receptionist calls me later confirming my dosage moving forward and next testing date. They will not however pay for the strips but I can live with that. I like having the machine as I can test when I like to make sure I am in range