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    PT/INR Home Testing for Medicare Warfarin users

    Just a FYI that medicare will provide a PT/INR home meter for self testing if you are on Warfarin/Coumadin and meet certain conditions.

    I had a bilateral pulmonary embolism two years ago as a result of deep vein thrombosis in my right leg, and was within hours of check out when I arrived at the ER. They had mistreated me for pneumonia for ten days.

    Having my own meter, the freedom to travel and do a self test every two weeks is nice. I report my results to a company call Alere with smart phone application and they pass the results to my clinic. All supplies are also provided by medicare and reordered via the smart phone app.

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    USA - IA

    Re: PT/INR Home Testing for Medicare Warfarin users

    Thanks for the information. I was not aware that they made DIY testing devices for this. We took a 15 week trip to Alaska in 2014 and it was a real pain to look up labs along the way. I will look into this.

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    Re: PT/INR Home Testing for Medicare Warfarin users

    I have the home test kit thru Kaiser in CA. If you have insurance other than medicare, you might check with them also.
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