Discuss with your GP

Self-testing your INR can bring both practical and health benefits. The support of your healthcare professional is important

Self-testing makes it possible for you to keep a closer eye on your INR while taking up less of your time. This means that not only can it be better for your health, it can also be a big time saver for you and your healthcare team.

Discussing self-testing with your doctor

For self-testing to work, you need to have the support of your GP, Consultant, anticoagulation nurse, or other relevant healthcare professional, for continued advice on warfarin therapy. Not all healthcare professionals actively support self-testing, and not all health care providers make test strips available on prescription. An agreement should be in place between you and your healthcare team, on the method for feedback of your results. Many patients are now tested at their local pharmacy or have their details passed on to a clinic by phlebotomists or haematologists.

If you are interested in self-testing, you should start by making an appointment with your GP or anticoagulation clinic to discuss your options. You may find it useful to download the ACSMA discussion guide to take with you.

We have also included some information below that you can share with your healthcare team if they aren’t familiar with self-testing – or the difference between self-testing and self-managing.

If you have any questions about the CoaguChek meter, that you would like to have answered before you speak to your healthcare professional, please call the Care Line Team on freephone 0808 100 7666.

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If you would like to make it easier to buy, take advantage of our interest free Easy Payment Plan, spread over 12 or 24 months.*

Available via the Care Line team. For more details please call 0808 100 7666.

CoaguChek® INRange meter kit available from £12.45** per month, excl. VAT

(24 x monthly payments of just £12.45**,12 x monthly payments of just £24.91**,total price £299) CoaguChek INRange test strips are available on prescription or you can buy online directly from Roche***

* T&Cs apply **Interest free Easy Payment Plan – Patient only (maximum 1 individual purchase). Individual patients can benefit from an Easy Payment Plan, spreading the cost interest free over 12 or 24 months.  In these cases the patient will need to make the purchase and a credit check will be required.
Representative example:
Cash Price £299
Total amount of credit £299
Interest rate 0% fixed
Pay either £24.91 per month for 12 months or £12.45 per month for 24 months
0% APR representative
Total amount payable £298.92 over 12 months or £298.80 over 24 months
This finance option is available through Roche Diagnostics Limited, Charles Avenue, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9RY. Roche Diagnostics Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit is provided by Hitachi Personal Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Prices are correct at time of preparation (November 2014). Prices are correct at time of last update (November 2016). Prices and finance options are subject to change. Finance requires credit checks before approval. *** Test strips are required and are available on prescription (GP’s discretion, prescription charges may apply). Care Line operational hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Patients who are chronically sick are eligible for VAT exemption, for more information please refer to HM Revenue and Customs on 0300 200 3700
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