You might want to find out a little more, since home testing is the "standard of care" once your INR stabilizes (e.g. 4-8 weeks post-op.) Maybe they just mean for right now, but later you can home test. If they don't support home testing at all, you can get it from other providers such as your GP.Thanks for the report on these. I'm eight days post-op and shopping for a meter. My medical group (current) doesn't allow self-monitoring, but I want to do if for my own information. I think I'm going to order one of these (Coag-Sense pt2).