What is Point of Care PT/INR Testing?

Point of Care testing simply refers to testing that is performed outside of a centralized laboratory, such as in the home. PT is a blood test that determines how long it takes blood to clot. This test can be used to check for bleeding problems in addition to ensuring that medicine to prevent blood clots is working. PT tests are quite important, as they check to see if various blood clotting factors are present. A PT test may also be called an INR test. INR is a way to standardize the results of PT tests, regardless of the method used during testing. This allows a patient’s physician to understand results in a standardized way, even when these results come from different forms of testing methods.

Types of Issues That Can Be Resolved with Point of Care PT/INR Testing

Patients suffering from these issues may need to seek out a Point of Care PT/INR Test:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Blood clotting disorders
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IPR’s HemoSense INRatio Meter for Point of Care PT/INR Testing Services

The HemoSense INRatio meter is a diagnostic Point of Care system that provides Prothrombin Time (PT) and International Normalized Ratio (INR) results in under 2 minutes using one drop of fresh capillary whole blood from a finger stick. The INRatio system is easy to use, and features on-board quality controls with every test. This meter allows your physician to receive immediate results, ensuring that your anticoagulant treatment will be adjusted in a timely manner. High and low control tests are performed in real time, side by side with the PT test, using the same drop of blood, ensuring the reliability of each and every test. No additional external control tests or materials are recommended.

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Benefits of PT/INR Testing

  • Administration of injectable medications ordered
  • Consistent, reliable results comparable to laboratory
  • Make immediate adjustment of medication dosage per MD orders
  • Obtain PT test results in less than 2 minutes
  • Test patients quickly and easily with a finger stick
  • Tests with a small drop (15 μL) of whole blood

Why Choose IPR for Your Point of Care Testing?

IPR is dedicated to utilizing our highly skilled staff and state-of-the-art point of care PT/INR testing meters to ensure that our patients receive the most effective treatment. Our staff is educated and dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for our patients in order to ease stress. By bringing our technologically advanced testing meter to our patients, we are able to complete any needed testing procedures in an environment that is most comfortable to the patient and avoid disrupting their daily routine. Our staff works closely with our patients’ current physicians, ensuring that test results are given to the physicians in a timely manner and treatment can progress. By choosing IPR Healthcare, you are ensuring that you are receiving the best point of care PT/INR testing in the Greater Houston community.

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