A blood test called "protime" is used to monitor anticoagulant therapy with Coumadin (generic name Warfarin). The tests are ordered on a frequency determined by your medical condition and physician orders.
Prairie Clinic Protime Center is staffed by Registered Nurses who perform blood tests (protimes) for patients undergoing anticoagulant therapy. Lab results are obtained within minutes in order to make appropriate medication adjustment. The nurses also provide patient education, and ongoing monitoring or adjustment of medication under physician supervision.