Control solution can be explained as "fake blood" that contains a known amount of glucose. It is a safe and reliable method to test the accuracy of glucose meters and test strips. These glucose control solutiona are highly recommended to maintain the health and well-being of diabetes patients. This glucose liquid is put on the test strip just like a normal blood sample and result is recorded to check whether the test strip and meter are working properly. Health Products For You offers a wide range of glucose control solutions from various top-selling manufacturers like Siemens Healthcare, US Diagnostics, Agamatrix, Roche Diagnostics, etc.
Use control solutions in 5 easy steps -
Note: If the result is outside the specified range after doing step 3 and 4 multiple times, chances are that the test strips are tainted and not reliable to use.
One of the leading glucose solution, the Abbott FreeStyle Control Solution is a red liquid used with FreeStyle blood glucose monitoring systems. This liquid contains a fixed amount of glucose that is used to perform a control solution test without having to use your own blood. It provides an easy and quick way to ensure accurate blood glucose testing. FreeStyle Solution should be used to perform control solution tests monthly when a new vial of test strips is opened or when a glucose monitoring system is not working properly.
Experts recommend using control solutions like, Ascensia Contour Normal Control Solution, designed to check the accuracy of glucose meter and test strips, when-
Generally, once you have opened the Roche Accu-Chek Aviva Glucose Control Solution bottle which provides a quick and easy way to ensure accurate blood glucose testing, it will last for as long as 90 days. However, checking the expiry date before using the solution is highly recommended.
After every use make sure the bottle is closed well otherwise your solution might get contaminated and become unfit for use. Another top-selling solution, Roche Accu-Chek SmartView Glucose Control Solution is used to ensure if the meter and test strips are working properly and providing reliable results. The solution bottle should be discarded 3 months after opening it.
At Health Products For You we have a wide range of control solutions to choose from. These are manufactured by our top brands like One Touch, TRUEcontrol, and Accu-Chek. You can explore our attractive catalog and pick one that meets your needs well.
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Glucose control test solution provides a way to check that your Blood Glucose Monitoring System (meter and strips) are working optimally to deliver accurate and precise results.
Control solution is a mixture of sugar, water and other stabilizers. Control solution does not contain any blood cells, interferents, or blood products and hence is less viscous than blood. Control Solution reacts differently than blood when applied to the test strip. Therefore, the results of a glucose control test do not reflect a true blood glucose value.
It is important to run periodic control tests to ensure that the meter and test strips are functioning and giving reliable results. These tests are strongly recommended: