Coumadin Testing in Los Angeles

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Guest Staff asked 2 years ago

My mother lives in Los Angeles and has been going to a clinic to get her PT/INR tested every month but I have been doing research to see if there was a better way for her to test as I live hours away and she can’t get to the clinic easily. What are her options? I remember reading somewhere that warfarin testing, or coumadin testing can be done at home with the proper equipment, is this correct? and if so, how does it work because she has Medicare?

Thanks for any advice!

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Guest Staff answered 2 years ago

I told my cardiologist at UCLA that I wanted to test my INR at home like my friend Jill does. They said they would get me set up with a company that they use. Well it took that company over a month to contact me, I found out they are on the east coast, and they wanted to give me the INRatio 2 meter. I said did a quick search online and found Advanced Cardio Services in Southern California. I was thoroughly impressed with their staff and they had me set up with a meter in under a week! My trainer was so polite, patient, and just completely charming. It made for a great experience. The trainer noticed that I had a tough time bleeding and suggested that I use a larger lancet. She let ACS know this and they had a larger lancet shipped out to me which I got the very next day. I told my Cardiologist that they should be using this company instead of one that is located on the other side of the country.

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