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Hi I am on warfarin and normally  my INR  is stable and  I can go a few months without a blood test. Unfortunately it is currently unstable and I will probably require a blood test to give my level, during my two month visit.Does anyone know where i can obtain a test and approx cost. Many thanks
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(28-12-2018, 08:36 AM)Roker roar Wrote: Hi I am on warfarin and normally  my INR  is stable and  I can go a few months without a blood test. Unfortunately it is currently unstable and I will probably require a blood test to give my level, during my two month visit.Does anyone know where i can obtain a test and approx cost. Many thanks

I am assuming you are here on holiday? If so can I ask, how do you know it is unstable do you have a mini INR meter or was it unstable before you left The UK, Warfarin is available on the Island without prescription, but I am little confused?
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Hi john yes over for a couple of months, I know my INR result and that i need a further test on the 31 Januarythis is only 2 weeks from the previous. I have this tested at the local phlebotomy department and they return my results book with the date  of the next test. When it Is stable the next test is normally 12 weeks. My daughter will inform me of the result and required dosage. However if the next test could be whilst I’m away, so wanted to I know I if there as some where to have this test completed. It obviously is not an emergency so I am ruling out the hospital. However would like to keep an eye on my level I if possible. Thanks for the reply
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I would not rule out the hospital, as they have a phlebotomy dept, where I was referred first when I arrived here, and occasionally get sent for now, although I have monthly tests. I assume you have an E11 card, my first port of call would be hospital reception and ask the question, I am pretty sure they will deal with it, they will test you and show you the result in a couple of mins and tell you when you need testing again. much simpler than The UK.
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Many thanks I will give that a go, hopefully I won’t need a test whilst here.however thanks for the advice.
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Looking at this link it would suggest that your EHIC covers you for treatment for pre-existing conditions, so should be fine at the main hospital in P del R:

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Ok thanks, good to know.
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(28-12-2018, 10:15 AM)Johnrgby Wrote: I would not rule out the hospital, as they have a phlebotomy dept, where I was referred first when I arrived here, and occasionally get sent for now, although I have monthly tests. I assume you have an E11 card, my first port of call would be hospital reception and ask the question, I am pretty sure they will deal with it, they will test you and show you the result in a couple of mins and tell you when you need testing again. much simpler than The UK.

Please let us know how you get on, it will help us build to our knowledge base, and enable us to give a clearer opinion in the future.
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Up date on INR, my daughter informed me that my next test was due on the 15 January. I attended PR hospital (probably wrong department) A and E. I arrived at 10.40 and i was seen by triage at 11.15. I then waited until 13.30 and decided that was long enough for a simple blood test. I Will have to wait until I return to the UK in March
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(16-01-2019, 02:11 PM)Roker roar Wrote: Up date on INR, my daughter informed me that my next test was due on the 15 January. I attended PR hospital (probably wrong department) A and E. I arrived at 10.40 and i was seen by triage at 11.15. I then waited until 13.30 and decided that was long enough for a simple blood test. I Will have to wait until I return to the UK in March

Can I ask where you went to at the hospital? the department you needed is on the ground floor on your left as you enter, go past reception look to your left and you can see the cafeteria then as you enter that area it is on your immediate right.
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