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​I Take Coumadin (Warfarin)

Is patient self-testing right for me?

Your doctor is most likely checking your PT/INR level in their office or sending you to a local lab about once a month. Did you know Medicare and many private health plans now approve and support patient self-testing for people on long-term Coumadin therapy with medical conditions such as:

  • Mechanical Heart Valve

  • Chronic Atrial Fibrillation

  • Pulmonary Embolism 

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Venous Thromboembolism

Now with patient self-testing, you can check your PT/INR in the privacy and comfort of your home or while traveling.  Requirements of self-testing:                                                                                                    

  • You have been on Coumadin/Warfarin for a minimum of 90 days (3 months) for one of the medical conditions listed above                                                                                                                                        

  • You have the manual and visual ability to perform a self-test or have a committed support person to assist with regular testing                                                                                                              

  • Your doctor believes you are a good candidate for patient self-testing and provides a completed prescription form to Real-Time Diagnostics                                                                                            

  • You are willing to test consistent with your physician's prescribed testing preferences 

Depending on your particular insurance coverage, your out-of-pocket costs may vary. RTD will first verify your insurance and discuss your coverage with you before you enroll.

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