CoaguChek® XS system
The CoaguChek® XS system is a convenient, portable and user-friendly instrument for monitoring oral anticoagulation therapy. It determines the INR value (International Normalized Ratio) from a drop of capillary whole blood –it’s simple, precise and reliable.
The CoaguChek® XS system is ready to use anywhere, any time. You can test yourself at home, school, work or on vacation.
Fast, reliable results
- Accurate PT/INR results in one minute
- Built-in quality control checks each and every strip automatically
- Lab-equivalent accuracy and precision
Simple fingerstick test
Most patients prefer having a small drop of blood (just 8 μL) taken from a fingerstick over having blood drawn from a vein
Improved patient outcomes
1. Heneghan, et. al (2006). Lancet, 367; 404-411.
Living life to the fullest
while on anticoagulation therapy
Easy, Fast, Precise
For a more complete explanation of the testing procedure, watch the CoaguChek XS handling video below.
- Measuring & sampling
Amperometric (electrochemical) determination of the PT time after activation of the coagulation with human recombinant thromboplastin
Simple user interface with icon-based LCD and On/Off-, Mem- and set-Button
Outside the meter top- and 2 sides: left or right,-dosing options
- Operating Conditions
+ 15° C to + 32° C (59° F to 90° F)
Humidity and height
10 - 85% - 4300 m
- First option: Operate the monitor on a level surface, free of vibrations
- Second option: Hold the monitor in your hand, so that it is roughly horizontal
INR: 0. 8 - 8.0
100 test results with time and date
Battery - Four 1.5v AAA alkali-manganese batteries
# of tests per set of batteries
Up to 300 tests or 2 years
138 x 78 x 28 mm
127 g (without batteries)
- Sample Material
Fresh capillary whole blood or non-anticoagulated venous whole blood
Refer to the test-strip package insert.
- Test strips
Sensitivity to heparin
Not at therapeutic levels, up to 0.8 I.U/ml for UFH and to 2 anti-Xa U/ml for LMWH
On each strip, through the same channel as the blood passes
21 months from production (+ 2° C to + 30° C)