Comfort Health Makes Anticoagulation Therapy Easy for Rochester, MN Residents
Comfort Health’s anticoagulation therapy in Rochester, MN can relieve the headaches and stress associated with Prothrombin Time (PT), Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) and International Normalized Ratio (INR) testing. This group of tests is known as a coagulation study.
Doctors routinely order PT, PTT and INR testing prior to surgery to determine how quickly a patient’s blood clots. PT, which is measured in seconds, is a blood test that measures the time it takes for the liquid portion (plasma) of your blood to clot. The PTT test is performed primarily to determine if blood thinning therapy is effective. It can also be used to detect the presence of a clotting disorder. The INR is used to ensure that accurate PT test results are obtained from one lab to another.
The professionals at Comfort Health realize that making extra trips to your doctor’s office to have blood drawn for the above tests and then waiting for the results can be a hassle. That’s why one of Comfort Health’s professional and compassionate nurses will make convenient, in-home visits to gather helpful information on your blood and whether or not it is clotting properly.
From the comfort of your home, one of Comfort Health’s highly skilled nurses will check your PP/INR with one small drop of blood from a finger stick using the HemoSenseINRatio 2. This technologically advanced piece of equipment can process your blood and give you the results within minutes.
If needed, our nurses will contact your physician to determine the appropriate dose of Coumadin or other medication for you. We can also administer Heparin injections, while titrating your Coumadin to a therapeutic level. In the event that a finger stick is not indicated for the requested diagnostic test(s) needed, we can perform a peripheral blood draw and deliver the blood to a local lab for testing. All the while, we’re lifting the burden of traveling and waiting from your shoulders!
For more details on Comfort Health’s anticoagulation therapy in Rochester, MN or any of our other helpful programs or services, give us a call today at 800-204-2332.