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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.