Millions of people today are prescribed warfarin, and, despite the recent introduction of new oral anticoagulant medications, millions of people will continue to depend on warfarin for many years to come. If you are taking warfarin to treat or prevent blood clots, you know the importance of regular INR testing to ensure your dosage is correct. You also know that it can be difficult to manage routine testing in a laboratory or doctor’s office setting, and can sometimes be inconvenient, especially if you travel or have a busy schedule.
The National Blood Clot Alliance is pleased to introduce the availability of a new resource: A Patient’s Guide to INR Self-Testing with Warfarin. This new resource explains the options available to patients for routine blood testing, with emphasis on the option of at-home or patient self-testing. It is intended to provide individuals who are being treated with the anticoagulant warfarin important information about whether or not INR self-testing is right for them.
A Patient’s Guide to INR Self-Testing with Warfarin includes the following resources and information:
- Potential benefits of INR self-testing
- Questions to ask yourself and your healthcare provider prior to INR self-testing
- How to obtain an INR self-testing device or get underway with INR self-testing
If you are a patient considering INR self-testing, visit A Patient’s Guide to INR Self-Testing with Warfarin for important information about whether or not this is the right option for your anticoagulation management.