My treating neurologist who prescribed the plavix ordered a 7 day “ double test “ vein value against my home checker coagucheck Xs .
The finger prick value is quite labile... most of the time, not always. ( how inconsiderate not to always be out of whack.)
It was explained to me recently that the vein value itself, and just looking at those numbers alone , independent of what craziness the finger prick values were reading, were fairly consistent. That’s a good thing but unless you go get a vein draw every day you still can’t know where you stand . I guess just keep finger prick value close to 5, but some days there is only 2/10ths of a discrepancy... that would put my True vein value INR at 4.8, which is too high, and my hematologist will not like it.
This INR, showing in quite high enough to prevent this kind of wide spread systemic clotting, coupled with the labile nature of my INR on the warfarin, is deeming it a medication failure.