Benefit from Roche's long lasting experience in PT/INR Monitoring
PT/INR Monitoring has always been a challenge to healthcare professionals and to their patients.
Usual care involves a venous blood sample or the patients themself being sent to a laboratory for a blood test (PT/INR). This is time-consuming and rather cumbersome, as it often requires a second appointment with the healthcare professional to adapt the VKA dosage. Patientís compliance may be therefore limited over time, resulting in potential complications.
In contrast, Point of Care INR Monitoring with the CoaguChek systems provide within one minute accurate PT/INR results from a single drop of capillary blood from the fingertip, meaning that VKA therapy can be adjusted on the spot, either at the HCPís or at home by selected and trained patients.
Roche Diagnostics has launched three systems using strips, with dedicated features to fulfil patient and professional needs:
- The CoaguChek XS system for patients:
small size and light meter, top or side blood dosing, on-board quality control on each strip and easy to use interface to ensure better safety and comfort
- The CoaguChek XS Plus system for healthcare professionals:
same features as for the CoaguChek XS system, but with extended quality control and data management options
- CoaguChek XS Pro system for healthcare professionals working in a high throughput environment:
same features as for the CoaguChek XS Plus system, but additionaly with a barcode scanner for operator and patient identification, increasing workflow efficiency and safety.
All three meters show highly comparable results with each other, results from reference method recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and with reference reagents used in central laboratories.
CoaguChek XS, CoaguChek XS Plus and CoaguChek XS Pro systems share the same technology, electrochemical detection system, and the same strips.
Plus the important advantages of a low (1.0) ISI, no Heparin (both Unfractionated and Low Molecular Weight) interference at therapeutic levels, long shelf life (up to 21 months from production) at room temperature and on board quality control on every strip in the measuring channel.
INR Monitoring has never been so easy!