Introduction of Annual Fee - Warfarin Care Clinic

QML Pathology have offered the Warfarin service for over 40 years as part of our commitment to support you and your patients.

You may not be aware that there is no Medicare rebate, nor any other government funding for this service.  To continue to provide this service, we have introduced a registration fee for new patients and a small annual fee for existing patients. This will affect your patients as follows;

New Patients registered from 1st November 2018

✓ Registration fee*
✓ 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. QML Pathology will bill the DVA directly for eligible DVA card holders. 
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 Cards

This fee will ensure we can continue to deliver this much-needed service and allow us to offer your Warfarin patients comprehensive support and peace of mind.
The fee will include:

  • One of our specialist pathologists monitoring the patient’s Warfarin levels
  • Access to our Warfarin Care team who are trained to deal with Warfarin dosing
  • Access, where appropriate, to Vitamin K at no further cost if required for INR reversal 
  • A patient contact process for urgent changes to Warfarin doses
  • A patient contact process for overdue tests for Warfarin patients
  • Access to our Warfarin Support Group via phone and email 

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.

Registering Your Patient 

Informed Consent

Warfarin Management for Health Professionals

Introducing the QML Pathology Warfarin Care Clinic.

Let us take the hassle out of Warfarin dosing for you. Not only does QML Pathology provide exceptional testing services but we can also support referring doctors with the monitoring and management of patients undergoing warfarin therapy.

Let our team of specialist pathologists, medical practitioners and health professionals make the warfarin management process more convenient for you.

Our services include

  • Contacting the patient regarding their dose in a timely manner
  • Following up abnormal results with the patient and the doctor
  • Reminders should patients be overdue for a blood test
  • Educational and informational material for the patient to assist with their warfarin therapy
  • Liaising with hospital* (post-discharge),nursing home and pharmacy staff in warfarin management.

The Warfarin Care Clinic Charter

The Warfarin Care Clinic Charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.
A copy of the charter can be downloaded from the Patient Brochures and Forms section on this page.

*When made aware of patient hospital admissions.

Registering a patient

Registering a patient with the Warfarin Care Clinic can be done in one of two ways:

• By Phone: 1300 795 355 (requires at least 24 hrs notice)
• By Interactive PDF Registration Form (requires up to 3 business days)

Please note: illegible handwritten requests cannot be processed until all information is clarified, this will delay the registration process. In order to reduce transcription errors and our mutual medico-legal liability, please submit typed requests where possible. The above form has editable fields to assist you.
We advise that warfarin dosing responsibility remains that of the treating LMO until a warfarin registration is accepted by QML Pathology.

Discharge a patient from hospital (re-enrol into the Warfarin Care Clinic)

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.

Download the Post Discharge Information Update Form PDF from the Warfarin Downloads section on this page. 
Alternatively you can contact the Warfarin Care Clinic directly on 1300 795 355 
(Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm).

Patient ceasing Warfarin control with QML Pathology Warfarin care clinic

Click here to cease a Warfarin Patient