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 Posted: Monday June 18th, 2012 09:07 am
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Where are the docs in the USA that understand APS? Are there any in the south that you know of?
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Here is the list: http://www.apsfa.org/apsfadrlist.htm



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Hello,

In the past whilst on Warfarin my INR was checked via blood test every couple of days depending upon the result. I sometimes would have to phone the lab for the result or they would call me. I am now on a clinical trial with Xarelto and my INR is not being checked.

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Hi,

Used to be finger prick until I was diagnosed with APS.
Now it is vein draw.

Usually a day or two to get results.

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Never let them go that long Heather.  It only takes 20 minutes to run that lab.  And that vial only last so long.  So start calling them after 6 hours.  Train them to call you right away. :wink:  Two days later when your are low or high could be a bad thing.



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I have a vien draw usually every 3-4 weeks depending on my INR. Doctor calls within a few hours of test. :)



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I have a nurse that has been coming to my home. It was once a week, then bi weekly, now once a month.. with couchek. I have only had to change dosage once but have only been diagnosed since October.



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Vein draw only. The machine/finger poke gauge wasn't even close to the needle.



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Doesn't surprise me with your off the wall LAC. 



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Was using finger sticks, too many inconsistencies, going with a new doctor.



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I always get vein draws at least one time per month and receive the results the next day.



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Vein draw once a week at the lab. I get the results the next day. I've been on Coumadin for 4.5 years. (PE & Stroke)
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