COAGUSENSE – THE NEXT GENERATION IN POINT OF CARE PT/INR

In the previous ten years, numerous progressions were made in the point-of-care Testing (POCT) of prothrombin time (PT)/international standardized ration (INR). This is generally done at an outpatient Warfarin clinic or at the doctor’s office and is inconvenient for patients, hence the trend for self-testing devices (PSTs) for people are developing.

What does it exactly do?

An In-vitro diagnostic equipment that delivers quantitative prothrombin time (PT), denoted in seconds or INR unit values, the Coagusense PT-INR Monitors system is the one to watch out for, as it uses fresh whole blood capillary. It is meant for the treatment of patients under warfarin anticoagulant therapy by medical professionals at the treatment site. The equipment should not be used for screening, but in a professional medical environment, the Coagusense PT-INR system could be used for multiple patient testing.

Empowering the Point-Of-Care Systems

The portable Coagusense handheld gadget needs a tiny pinch of blood and the INR test range lies between 0.8 to 8. Each test strip has a barcode that provides information about the calibration and control range. Instrument purchases are supplied for training. There is a programme for patient self-testing.

The technology measures the real time, necessary for coagulation and detects the coagulation endpoint directly. It employs a tilt-tube procedure with fresh whole blood capillary, venous or recalcified plasma samples. PT results will be displayed in less than a minute.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) has officially cleared the CoaguSense PT/INR monitoring system for prescription patients at home.

What does this Next Gen model bring to the table?

No cooling of test strips is necessary and there are no cleaning electrodes needed. Each strip of an included detecting wheel removes the potential of cross contamination. The unit is powered by a AC or a battery.

CoaguSense does not rely on blood components not involved in the synthesis of coagulants to achieve findings, unlike electrochemical devices that are detectors.

Instead of electrochemical re-calcified plasma control strips, the CoaguSense system uses the micromechanical method of clot detection as readily as the whole blood. This also suggests that Coagusense does not get hampered by a low haemoglobin or haematocrit count, a common source of incorrect results for clot-forming systems.

A Final Word

So, if you are looking for aa modern and state-of-the-art PT-INR blood test machine, you can always rely on Coag-Sense.

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