A primary care evaluation of three near patient coagulometers.

  title={A primary care evaluation of three near patient coagulometers.},
  author={Ellen T Murray and David Andrew Fitzmaurice and Teresa F Allan and F D Richard Hobbs},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={52 11},
AIM To compare the reliability and relative costs of three international normalised ratio (INR) near patient tests. MATERIALS Protime (ITC Technidyne), Coaguchek (Boehringer Mannheim), and TAS (Diagnostic Testing). METHODS All patients attending one inner city general practice anticoagulation clinic were asked to participate, with two samples provided by patients not taking warfarin. A 5 ml sample of venous whole blood was taken from each patient and a drop immediately added to the prepared… CONTINUE READING
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