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A 25-year-old male asked:

Are inr home monitor machine reliable? if so is one more accurate than the other?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes and no: Although home monitors are considered to be reliable, the results do not always match with blood drawn lab run results. They are a great tool for long-term monitoring and treading inr though. No specific brand recommended over another.
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Seem reliable: They seem reliable and are useful particularly in people who have erratic control of their Coumadin (warfarin) levels. Discuss with your physician.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill commented
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Provided original answer
They are reliable and best suited for compliant patients who want to get the most benefit from coumadin therapy.
Oct 29, 2013

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