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PT INR Testing

PT INR Testing is performed to determine how well an individual's blood is clotting. A PT INR Meter, like the Roche CoaguChek XS System, is used to monitor oral anticoagulation therapy.  The test can determine the INR value quickly, usually from a very small amount of blood. This test is usually done virtually painlessly within a physician's office. Studies have shown that in-office PT INR testing may improve the quality of care because results are given so quickly and there is no need to refer a patient to a lab.  Physicians can prescribe or adjust medications based on those results and the test is usually reimbursable by insurances though you should check with your billing specialist to determine eligibility.