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What does it mean if my mother's PT/INR test result is too high?

If your mother's PT/INR test result is too high, it means that her dose of warfarin is too high, her blood is clotting too slowly and she is at risk of bleeding.  If, on the other hand, her PT/INR test result is too low, her dose of warfarin may not be high enough to protect her blood from clotting. In that case, her warfarin dose should be increased. Your mother's doctor will increase or decrease the dose according to her PT/INR test result.

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