We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
For the convenience of regular referring doctors Mater Pathology offers a Warfarin care program for your patients.
Mater Pathology operates the Warfarin care program from Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 6 pm and can be contacted on 07 3163 8378.
To enrol a patient please read our policy information below, then complete all the details on the enrolment form and fax to 07 3163 3440 with a signed Rule 3 Exemption request form. Please also contact Warfarin care to confirm that fax has been received on 07 3163 8378. Please advise your patient that a Mater Pathology Warfarin care program staff member will contact them after discharge from hospital and that they will receive same day enrolment.
We have dedicated staff who will answer any questions you may have, in order to assist your patients with their Warfarin monitoring, and provide ongoing patient support and education through a dedicated patient support telephone service 07 3163 8378.
Enrolment into our Warfarin care program attracts an annual fee:
There is also an annual maintenance fee of $60 for pensioners and $120 for all other patients. Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander patients are not charged an annual fee.
Mater Pathology will only accept patients into our Warfarin care program if there is regular communication with the patient’s general practitioner. If their general practitioner does not regularly refer to Mater Pathology, we have the right not to enrol the patient, or to discontinue the enrolment of the patient.
For patient safety reasons please assess your patient's eligibility according to our Eligibility criteria and Enrolment steps below before enrolling them into our program.
Patients who wish to be enrolled in our program must meet the eligibility criteria at the time of enrolment and continue to meet eligibility criteria for the duration of their enrolment. Failure to do so will result in non-compliant patients being returned to their general practitioner's care for Warfarin.
To be eligible for enrolment your patient must:
Before enrolment, please:
The completed enrolment application form (all sections must be completed) must be faxed to the Mater Pathology Warfarin care clinic on 07 3163 3440. Please retain the original enrolment application for future reference. If you have not received enrolment confirmation within one business day, please call the Mater Pathology Warfarin care clinic on 07 3163 8378.
Mater Pathology Request Form
Warfarin Care Program Enrolment Application Form
The referring doctor must manage the patient’s heparin therapy, including low molecular weight heparin such as Clexane. Heparin therapy (UF or LMWH) should continue until the INR is in the therapeutic range for at least two consecutive days.
To be eligible for a home visit, patients must first be registered by their general practitioner as requiring home care.
Mater Pathology will not commence enrolments on weekends, public holidays, or the day prior to a long weekend. Enrolments will be limited prior to Easter, Christmas and the New Year to allow safe transfer of your patient onto our program.
Enrolment in the Mater Pathology Warfarin care program is dependent on all parties—doctor, patient and laboratory—understanding and accepting their roles and responsibilities.