Performance evaluation of the new CoaguChek XS system compared with the established CoaguChek system by patients experienced in INR-self management.

@article{Braun2007PerformanceEO,
  title={Performance evaluation of the new CoaguChek XS system compared with the established CoaguChek system by patients experienced in INR-self management.},
  author={Siegmund Lorenz Braun and Herbert Hans Watzke and J. Michael Hasenkam and Michael Schwab and Tanja Wolf and Clemens Dovifat and Heinz V{\"o}ller},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={310-4}
}
The aim of the study was to analyze the concordance of INR values obtained by educated lay users with those obtained by professionals and to determine the imprecision of the new system. The new CoaguChek XS system was tested in a user study over six weeks at four study centres in Austria, Denmark and Germany. Seventy-five patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy were enrolled in the study. The INR results in capillary whole blood taken by professionals and by patients using the CoaguChek… CONTINUE READING

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