Carol's Story

"It’s so convenient and time saving and it gives you such freedom, as well as confidence as you start to understand your test results better."

Carol is 59 and retired, and after experiencing difficulty with her INR levels on a holiday in Cornwall, she decided it was time to look into self-testing so she could have more confidence as she started to better understand her results, and the feeling of freedom that came with it.

I’d been on warfarin some 13 years when a holiday in Cornwall a couple of years ago changed everything. My INR levels were misbehaving and I had to visit a local clinic 4 times in 1 week! It bought home how difficult this would have been if we’d been abroad. I was retired, we were starting to travel more and my husband had been badgering me for some time to get my own testing kit – so this was the deciding moment.

My GP surgery was great. The health worker responsible for warfarin testing there used CoaguCheck and she let me do a test in front of her so I knew I was doing it right. Plus they agreed to supply the strips on prescription. I bought my CoaguCheck direct from Roche, it was cheaper than the online retailers and I didn’t have to pay VAT! I found the manual essential and I did need to ring the helpline once.

All I can say is do it! (if your healthcare professional agrees). It’s so convenient and time saving and it gives you such freedom, as well as confidence as you start to understand your test results better.

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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