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 Posted: Saturday February 4th, 2012 09:11 pm
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Dennis has it done once a month at the clinic by finger has NEVER had no problems with being off. We find out within a minute. He always matches no matter if it is finger or vein drawn. The only time he has more than one is prep for surgery or someting in that line.
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Because I'm on Arixtra, it doesn't require regular INR's.  They check about once a year, or whenever there is a possible clot.

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my doc usesthe coag check with the finger prick. i have read it may be inaccurate but getting the doc to make any change is like pulling teeth. since i have been on home care i get a vein draw.



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Mention the word liability to your doctor. It is well documnented Bev. Not sure why he wont listen to you. Have you printed info of and given it to him.



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Finger prick, every three weeks. And the results are practically instant



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You and your doctors realize that finger stick machines are NOT accurate in APS patients, right.



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Well had a vein draw 11:00 am Saturday ....still no results !



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Susan...call them two hours after the draw. There is no excuse for this and then lodge a complaint.



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I finally got the results today, 2.5 they called at 9am. They told me they would be still open then and when I called they were closed until this morning....urrrrr



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No more Saturday blood draws.  Sorry, if that was a super high or low INR, you would have been in trouble.



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I was getting a vein draw once a month until I bled out. Was taken off warfarin to heal, and now am back on it so it is like the beginning. I am concerned the doctor is keeping my levels too low for fear of another bleed. I am at 19 and he wants to keep it there.



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How low is low?



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Question? Is it the machine that is inaccurate or where they draw the blood?



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A finger stick machine is NOT accurate.  So a finger stick is not accurate because of the type of blood they are clotting.



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Right there with you.
Can I just copy and paste your reply???haha
That's all fine until you start having new symptoms arise...now it ticks me off that I've never been regularly checked. Since I've been having new symptoms I've been reading lots on LOTS of forums...the States aren't being extremely proactive to put it mildly...



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