What does IRN mean?

  1. Hi All,

    Okay, what does IRN mean?

    Drug book says...

    Lab tests: frequent PT and IRN with concurrent anticoagulant therapy; more frequent fasting blood glucose levels with diabetes.

    I am assuming that PT mean patient... am I right?

    Thanks!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   babynurselsa
    pt and I believe that it should be INR, these are clotting values. These are values that are closely followed by patients taking medications such as coumadin(wafarin sodium)
    Look them up under labs I think you will find what you are looking for.
  4. by   suzy253
    Quote from babynurselsa
    pt and I believe that it should be INR, these are clotting values. These are values that are closely followed by patients taking medications such as coumadin(wafarin sodium)
    Look them up under labs I think you will find what you are looking for.
    my thoughts too. must be misprint that should be INR.
    PT is prothrombin time.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    INR=International Normalized Ratio, a newer measure of blood clotting time used to determine therapeutic levels of anticoagulation meds such as Coumadin and heparin.

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