Support Clinics

Warfarin Care Clinic Holiday Closures

   

QML Pathology wishes to advise that the Warfarin Care Clinic will not be accepting any NEW REGISTRATIONS over the Christmas break, commencing at 5pm on Wednesday, 13th December 2017.

This service will re-open from 8am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Patients who are currently monitored by QML Pathology and are being discharged from hospital will still be accepted during this time. However, patients discharged from hospital who are prescribed Clexane (LMWH) must remain under the care of the hospital, or be referred to their doctor until LMWH is ceased and INR returns to therapeutic range.

Warfarin Care Clinic

Warfarin is a medicine used to treat or prevent blood clots. It is a type of blood thinning medicine known as an anticoagulant (anti-clotting) and is taken in tablet form, once per day. There are many things that can affect how warfarin works on each person, therefore if you are taking warfarin you will need to be closely monitored to make sure you are taking just the right amount. 

Your usual treating doctor or your hospital doctor may have enrolled you in the QML Pathology Warfarin Care Clinic so that we can monitor your blood and keep your warfarin dosage at a safe level. Patients cannot self-register because we require a detailed medical history.  You will need to speak with your doctor about enrolling in the Warfarin Care Clinic.  

Currently QML Pathology cares for over 10,000 patients throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.  

The Warfarin Care Clinic is not funded by Medicare or any other funding source. Therefore we require your full cooperation to make this service run efficiently and effectively. Your responsibilities are laid out in the Warfarin Care Clinic Charter. You will be provided a copy of the charter when your doctor registers you and you will need to return the Charter Acceptance Form in order to complete your registration.


Receiving Your Results

Communication about your INR blood test result is a two-way street. You will need to make sure you have notified QML Pathology Warfarin Care Clinic about anything that might affect your test result. 

Upon receipt of your test results the QML Pathology Warfarin Care Clinic may telephone you if there are important changes to your dose; otherwise you will receive your results by SMS or other means (as nominated). 

Please see below for information on receiving results for the following: