International Normalized Ratio (INR)

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What is the Lab Name for International Normalized Ratio ?

International Normalized Ratio

What is the Lab Abbreviation for International Normalized Ratio ?

INR

What is International Normalized Ratio in terms of Nursing Labs?

International normalized ratio(INR) takes results from a prothrombin time test and standardizes it regardless of collection method.

What is the Normal Range for International Normalized Ratio ?

0.8 – 1.2 Therapeutic Levels on Warfarin 2.0 – 3.5

What are the Indications for International Normalized Ratio ?

  • Evaluate therapeutic doses of Warfarin
  • Identify patients at higher risk for bleeding
  • Identify cause of:
    • Bleeding
    • Deficiencies

What would cause Increased Levels of International Normalized Ratio ?

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
  • Liver disease
  • Vitamin K deficiency
  • Warfarin

What would cause Decreased Levels of International Normalized Ratio ?

  • Too much vitamin K
  • Estrogen containing medications such as birth control

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