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Abbott FreeStyle Control Solution

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Item #: 14002

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.

Abbott FreeStyle Control Solution Features


  • Do not use control solution past expiry date
  • Shake before using control solution
  • Discard control solution 3 months after opening or on the expiry date printed on the bottle
  • Control solution results should fall within the control solution range printed on the test strip vial. Do not use this range when testing blood glucose.

What is FreeStyle Control Solution used for?

The purpose of doing a control solution test is:

  • To practice testing without using blood
  • To confirm that the glocose monitoring system and test strips work together properly
  • When unsure of blood glucose test results

What to buy with FreeStyle Solutions

How to apply FreeStyle Solution?

To perform a Control Solution Test follow the below steps:

  1. Check expiry date of control solution
  2. Insert test strip to the glucose monitoring system to turn the meter on
  3. Apply control solution to the test strip
  4. Short lines will be displayed on the meter screen. You will hear a beep sound that indicates a test strip obtained control solution.
    Note: If a short line does not appear after 5 seconds, the sample may be too small. Do not add control solution to both sides of the strip.
  5. When the test is completed view the result on the display
  6. Compare the control solution result to the range printed on the test strip vial. The result should fall within the range.
    Note: If “Er1, Er2, Er3, or Er4” display on the meter screen, it is an error code.

Precautions -

  • Use only FreeStyle control solution with the meter
  • Replace the cap securely on the bottle immediately after use
  • Do not add water or other liquid to control the solution
  • Do not drink or swallow

Out of Range Control Solution Results

  • Repeat the test if control solution results are outside the range printed on the test strip vial
  • Stop using the meter if control solution results are consistently outside the range printed on the test strip vial

What is normal Control Solution Range?

Control solution results are accurate only between 59° – 104° F (15° – 40° C).

What are the causes of out-of-range Diabetic Control Solution test results?

  • Expired or bad control solution
  • Expired or bad test strip
  • Testing error
  • Watered-down control solution
  • Meter malfunction
  • Test strip deterioration
  • Control solution test done outside 59° – 104° F (15° – 40° C)

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