Sunday, January 17, 2010

I Find My Machine Very Reliable


…even though there is usually between 0.1 and 0.5 difference between a venous reading and my monitor…
Read on people…read on.

the" trombosedienst" (the nurses who check my INR) want to put me on self-management. There is a little problem. The self-management machine has not given a proper value of my INR. last time they tried ,the blood from the artery punction was measured as 2.1 while the machine gave a value 6.8
now here is the question: what kind of machines are you using for self-management and how precise are they?

I use a Roche CoaguChek S monitor....I have successfully used a monitor since June 2003. I bought the new Coaguchek model last year and it has been even better than my old XS monitor.
I find my machine very reliable and put my trust in it....and my life it is usually between 0.1 and 0.5 difference between a venous reading and my monitor. This could be due to a difference in the time that both tests are run.
Hope that helps.

So, your machine is very reliable…and you put your trust and your LIFE in it…YET…it is usually OFF? and this is due to a difference in TIME?
Seriously? Are you seriously telling me that you put your trust and your LIFE in the “hands” of a machine that’s usually WRONG??
Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me.



Anonymous said...

So, is it me or did this forum just dismiss his concern. The read he had was VERY off. This poster was lucky to be alive to tell about their experience!

The next poster says it is their machine is only 0.1-0.5 off? 0.5 off is a lot in the grand scheme of things. And how often are those comparisons drawn? Never probably. Time of the day?

Such denial!

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