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


Sunquest Code:INRP  
Epic Code:LAB5000Epic Name:INR Point of Care
Methodology:Electrochemistry
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 capillary whole blood (first drop). Alternatively fresh whole blood collected in a plain non-anticoagulated syringe.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen
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

Stability:Test immediately, do not store.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Point of Care  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range Clinics, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, Fairview Clinics)


Interpretive

Critical Range:INR: Greater than 5.0
Reference Range:
Less than 30 d 0.81-1.30
1-5 mo 0.81-1.17
6 mo & older 0.86-1.14
 
Therapeutic Range:INR 1.5-3.5 depends on whether oral anticoagulation is being given prophylactically or for existing thrombosis as well as patient's overall clinical situation, risk of thrombosis. The recommended therapeutic target for most patients is 2.0-3.0. The suggested therapeutic range for inpatient with recurrent thromboembolic event or with additional risk factors is an INR of 2.5-3.5.
Use:Monitor oral anticoagulant therapy at the patient's bedside.


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