NICE recommends self monitoring of INR with CoaguChek XS
In September 2014 the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published its diagnostics guidance on self-monitoring coagulation status in people on long term vitamin k antagonist therapy (warfarin).
In the guidance, NICE recommends self-monitoring with CoaguChek XS as a cost-effective solution for people to manage their warfarin treatment if:
- the person prefers this form of testing
- the person or their carer is both physically and cognitively able to self-monitor effectively