Abbott I-Stat PT/INR Point of Care Testing (POCT)


Sunquest Code:INRPOC  
Epic Code:NUR1146Epic Name:Not orderable
Methodology:Electrochemistry
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are available immediately.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:95 µL
Container:See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:Fresh whole blood collected in a plain non-anticoagulated syringe. Alternatively fresh capillary whole blood (first drop).
Contraindications:Must be tested immediately to avoid sample clotting. INR by I-Stat method is only recommended to monitor anticoagulant therapy. It should not be used on patients with factor deficiencies or any other coagulopathies.


Processing and Shipping

Test Performed at or Referral Lab Point of Care  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:INR:  Greater than 5.0
Therapeutic Range:INR: 0.9-1.2
Use:Monitor oral anticoagulant therapy at the patient's bedside.


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