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A primary care evaluation of three near patient coagulometers.

Abstract:

AIM: To compare the reliability and relative costs of three international normalised ratio (INR) near patient tests. MATERIALS: Protime (ITC Technidyne), Coaguchek (Boehringer Mannheim), and TAS (Diagnostic Testing). METHODS: All patients attending one inner city general practice anticoagulation clinic were asked to participate, with two samples provided by patients not taking warfarin. A 5 ml sample of venous whole blood was taken from each patient and a drop immediately added to the prepare...

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10.1136/jcp.52.11.842

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Murray, ET More by this author
Fitzmaurice, DA More by this author
Journal:
Journal of clinical pathology
Volume:
52
Issue:
11
Pages:
842-845
Publication date:
1999-11-05
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EISSN:
1472-4146
ISSN:
0021-9746
URN:
uuid:1e629ff7-4500-461d-a24b-601a8804d34c
Source identifiers:
222991
Local pid:
pubs:222991

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