Roche is releasing in Europe its CoaguChek INRange wireless coagulation system that performs PT/INR tests for people on anticoagulants such as Vitamin K Antagonist therapy. The test can be performed within about a minute by the patients themselves, similar to how blood glucose levels are checked. This can help clinicians manage patients without requiring frequent visits to the lab, the results of which can take up to three days. Because Bluetooth connectivity is built into the CoaguChek INRange, patients can automatically share results with the medical staff back at the clinic overseeing their care.
Some of the device features according to the product page:
The CoaguChek INRange meter will let your patients know if their most recent result is higher or lower than their last result to help understand trends.
Once you setup targets in your INRange, it will clearly let the patient know about results out of that range.
Connect the meter using Bluetooth or USB to quickly and easily send results to the healthcare professional.
The color display makes important information such as color coded results noticeable so that they are easy to read and understand.
The patient can enter up to 6 comments with each result to help them remember any past actions that may have affected the result.
Reminders can be setup for important events such as when to test, take medication or next doctor’s appointment.
On-screen help provides text guidance through-out the test procedure.
Product page: CoaguChek INRange system…