Coumadin or the generic form called Warfarin is prescribed for thinning blood to prevent the development of clots.
An “INR” test is done to monitor the blood to ensure correct dosage and minimize any risk of bleeding if there is excessive blood thinning. “INR’s” can be effected by Coumadin and vary. Diet and other medications also affect the “INR.”
Schedule an appointment for your INR testing. Once in the clinic an MA will take an “INR” measurement by a fingerstick method. The blood is then analyzed and the results are quick. The MA will then review the results with a physician and communicate any changes with you before the end of the day.
When you come in to our clinic you will need to give the MA information regarding your Coumadin dosage and any changes in your medications or diet.
When you arrive for your appointment you will need to check in at the front desk and your copay will be collected if required.