INR determination (coagulation factor, thrombosis) not available
The coagulation test (thrombosis) isnot available at Bloodtesting.nl Test, because it cannot be shipped.
The INR (International Normalized Ratio) is an international measure and for the coagulability of and blood. It represents the rate at which your blood is clotting. An INR of 1.0 is the normal value for people who are not taking anticoagulants. Depending on the type of disease for which you are taking anticoagulant medication, the aim is an INR between 2.0 and 4.0.
In the Netherlands, the speed at which your blood coagulates is expressed in INR. In other countries this is sometimes expressed in seconds and/or percentages, but here too the INR is often chosen. The advantage of this international measure is, for example, that you can compare the INR determined at your vacation destination with the INR at home.
The higher the INR, the slower your blood will clot. The lower the INR, the faster your blood will clot. The best INR value is determined for each patient. Because this value is allowed to fluctuate slightly, the INR is often expressed as a target value, such as INR 2.5-3.5 or INR 3.0-4.0.