Antithrombotic Services at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Antithrombotic Services

Thrombosis is when a clot blocks the flow of blood through a blood vessel. Medications used to treat this serious condition require close monitoring. Meriter Antithrombotic Services (MATS) is coordinated by pharmacists and nurses with special training in anticoagulation (blood-thinning) care and management.

During a MATS appointment, a handheld instrument called point-of-care testing (POCT) will be used. The POCT is a simple, finger-stick blood test that provides results instantly. Your MATS specialist can then share the results with you immediately and make appropriate medication dosage recommendations.