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

Sunquest Code:INRP  
Epic Code:LAB5000  
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are available immediately.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:80 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 testing on the Coaguchek 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  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range Clinics, Fairview Southdale - FSH)


Critical Range:INR: Greater than 5.0
Reference Range:INR: 0.9-12
Use:Monitor oral anticoagulant therapy at the patient's bedside.

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