CoaguChek® XS Meter

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Simplified testing for professional or patient home use

This small, battery-powered, handheld meter is portable and efficient, ideal for low- to mid-volume office settings. Plus, you can test and treat in one appointment, using the fingerstick test that patients prefer.1

Accurate

  • 97% accuracy to lab for confidence in results2
  • Only handheld, CLIA-waived PT/INR monitoring system that neutralizes therapeutic levels of heparin and low molecular weight heparin within a specified range2,4
  • INR corrected for wide range of hematocrit
  • Two levels of built-in, onboard controls within the test chamber 

Easy to use

  • Test results in about one minute with a small 8 μl sample
  • Large top- and side-dosing area enables easy sample application
  • Outside meter blood application — minimizes potential for cross-contamination2
  • Up to 21-month strip shelf life from date of manufacture — no refrigeration needed

Less retesting may mean lower costs and higher patient satisfaction

In a recent head-to-head study:3

  • CoaguChek XS system required 63% fewer test strips and lancets for retests, which equated to 6% less overall test strip and lancet waste
  • The CoaguChek XS system was preferred by 99% of patients and rated 25% less painful to use
Measuring & sampling    
Measurement Time Approximately one minute  
User interface Simple two-button operation  
Measuring Range 0.8 - 8.0 INR  
Temperature 59° F to 90° F  
Humidity and height Up to 85% - 4300 ft.   
Coding Code key  
Sample Application Point Outside the meter  
Interface Infrared interface  
Memory 300 test results with time and date  
Interface Infrared  
Power Supply Four 1.5v AAA batteries  
# of tests per set of batteries Up to 300 tests or 2 years (depending upon frequency)  

Training and Support for CoaguChekⓇ XS

Your Roche sales representative and CoaguChek customer service team provide ongoing training and support to you and your staff.

You can count on:

  • 24-hour customer support — Representatives are on-call and ready to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Result management and communication — The CoaguChek Link online web portal allows patient self-testers to communicate their test results to you immediately.
  • Assistance enrolling new patients — CoaguChek Patient Services representatives will help you enroll new patients who are getting started with self-testing.

Training Courses

CoaguChek XS System Training Course

CoaguChek XS for Patient Self-Testing

CoaguChek XS System Training Assessment

Downloadable Support Documents

       Case Studies/White Papers:

Your Roche sales representative and CoaguChek customer service team provide ongoing training and support to you and your staff.

You can count on:

  • 24-hour customer support — Representatives are on-call and ready to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Result management and communication — The CoaguChek Link online web portal allows patient self-testers to communicate their test results to you immediately.
  • Assistance enrolling new patients — CoaguChek Patient Services representatives will help you enroll new patients who are getting started with self-testing.
 
 

Downloadable Support Documents

       Case Studies/White Papers:
 
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How long can a strip be out of the vial before testing?

Open vial stability is up to 10 minutes maximum. Having the strip out of the vial for too long, especially in high-humidity or high-temperature environments, could damage the integrity of the strip. This would be detected by the onboard quality controls, and result in a QC error message. If a strip is compromised, no INR is displayed, eliminating the risk of incorrect results.

Can the strip be redosed if too little blood has been applied?

Because coagulation begins immediately, the strip cannot be redosed. If a blood sample is insufficient, they will need to run a new test with a new strip and a blood sample from a different finger.

What if blood is applied before the meter is ready?

An error message will appear on the screen and a new test must be performed using a new test strip and a different finger.

What if a test strip has expired?

The code key provided with each vial of test strips helps ensure that expired strips are not used. If the test strip has expired, error appears on the display and the test will not proceed.

Can stored results be erased?

The whole memory can be erased, but individual results cannot. Refer to the chapter on “clearing results from memory” in the user’s manual.

Is there anything that might interfere with the CoaguChek test?

Please refer to the latest test strip package insert for a list of interfering substances and other system limitations.

  1. Giles T and Roffidal L. Results of the Prothrombin Office-Testing Benefit Evaluation (PROBE). Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports. 2002;23(1):27-33.
  2. 97% correlation with lab results using Dade Innovin reagent. See package insert for more information. CoaguChek XS PT Test [package insert 05967694001(05)]. Indianapolis, Ind.: Roche Diagnostics; 2016
  3. Roche CoaguChek­ XS system and the Alere INRatioT2 System Method Comparison Study. 2011. Study conducted independently by NB Research, Indianapolis, Ind. Protocol written by Roche Diagnostics employees M. Leuther and M. Payette. Data on file.
  4. The CoaguChek XS PT Test strip neutralizes heparin (up to 0.8 U/mL) and LMWh (up to 2.0 U/ML) as long as the INR is below 2.9.