This apparently is why I’ve been reclotting.
I don’t understand it that well yet. Please look up allinahealth.org
It’s a lab out of the USA that manufactures this assay. ( blue top draw .)
A perfect example I’ll give you is from Monday the 27th of November.
( I took my coagucheck meter with me so my finger prick was done at same time as vein draw at hematologist’s office.)
Finger Prick value: 5.7
Vein value: 4.94
Chromogenic 10 assay Factor 10 (CFX):16
Actual adjusted INR vein value 3.8 by
This is absolutely critical!!!!!!!!!!!
I was told to put this CFX on my standing order along with my INR. Have it drawn often. At least three times a week. It’s a three day send out.
I’ve been dosing myself- I do NOT recommend this. I have not had good/ dependable contact with my regular heme, who who did not order this assay.my GP has had poor luck in past with him not returning calls.
With finger prick values, im on average, about .5 less in vein than finger prick. So now I’m taking one full point off further.
I was in full bowel ileus starting Friday night and clotting I’m superficial veins on top of thigh ang bruising. I showed 4.1 by coagucheck Saturday afternoon.
I did the math- increased my warfarin by 1/4 mg, and started injecting heparin...
I’m shooting blind... God help me. Or perhaps someone here who knows about this?!?!
I see my GP Wednesday. I’m very ill.
( I’ve noticed I feel my best when FP value is 5.5. This is now my goal taking into consideration these two adjustments.)