Let us take the hassle out of Warfarin dosing for you. We provide exceptional testing services and support referring doctors with the monitoring and management of patients undergoing Warfarin therapy.
Introducing the Dorevitch Pathology Warfarin Care Clinic.
Dorevitch Pathology have offered the Warfarin service for over 40 years as part of our commitment to support you and your patients.
Our services include:
*When made aware of patient hospital admissions.
The Warfarin Care Clinic Charter
The Warfarin Care Clinic Charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.
To ensure we can continue to deliver this much-needed service and allow us to offer your Warfarin patients comprehensive support and peace of mind, there is a registration fee* to join the service and an annual fee* for enrolled patients.
The annual fee will apply each November. Patients who are registered during the months of July to October may be exempt from the annual fee for November of the same calendar year.
Nursing Home residents are exempt from both fees.
Holders of a valid DVA card will not receive an account. Dorevitch Pathology will bill the DVA directly for eligible DVA cardholders.
Concessional patients include: Anyone over the age of 65, or under the age of 18yrs.
Anyone who holds a Pension / Health Care / Commonwealth Seniors / DVA Card Please ensure your patient is advised of these fees by having them sign the Informed Financial Consent form and returning this document with the registration request.
*Dependent on Medicare Rebate and/or subject to change without notice.
The fee covers
Registering your patient
The Warfarin Care Clinic registration service operates Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Please note: Requests cannot be processed until all information is clarified. Please submit typed requests where possible, missing or illegible information will delay the registration process.
Responsibility for Warfarin dosing remains with the treating LMO until a warfarin registration is accepted by Dorevitch Pathology.
Once approved you will receive a Dorevitch Pathology Reference number
Re-enrol a patient after discharge from hospital
When a patient is admitted into hospital this service is temporarily discontinued and must be reactivated.
To assist in maintaining a safe INR, the dosing Haematologist requires the discharging hospital to supply the Warfarin Care Clinic with an updated health and medication history including recent Warfarin doses and INR results. The medico-legal consequences of blind dosing are an issue that can involve the laboratory and the referring physician.
To re-enrol a patient please complete the Post Discharge Information Update Form.
Alternatively you can contact the Warfarin Care Clinic directly on (03) 9244 0200 (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm).
Clinical staff can contact the Warfarin Care Clinic in the following ways.
Please refer to our Patient Page for patient Warfarin Care Clinic contact information.