Features of Accu-Chek Guide 50 ct Blood Glucose Test Strips
- Wide dosing area: The test strips have a wide dosing area that helps to ensure accurate readings and makes it easier to apply a blood sample.
- Spill-resistant SmartPack vial: The SmartPack vial is designed to keep the strips fresh and prevent spills. It also has a window that shows how many strips are left.
- Fast results: Deliver results in as little as 4 seconds, which is faster than many other glucose monitoring systems.
- Small blood sample: The test strips require just 0.6 microliters of blood, which is a very small amount.
- Error-free: Designed to be error-free, with a feature that automatically detects and compensates for common sources of interference, such as temperature and humidity.
- Convenient: The test strips are easy to handle and can be used with the Accu-Chek Guide Blood Glucose Meter, which is compact and easy to carry.
- Accuracy: Have been shown to be highly accurate, with 10/10 accuracy in a clinical study conducted in the US.
How do Diabetes Test Strips work?
- When a drop of blood is put on the test strip, glucose in the blood reacts with glucose oxidase to produce gluconic acid.
- A current is transferred by the meter to the other end of the test strip.
- Electric terminals on the glucose monitoring strips allow the meter to calculate the current between the terminals.
- Current between the terminals is changed according to the level of gluconic acid produced.
- Then an algorithm is used by the blood glucose meter to calculate the blood glucose level on the basis of the difference in current.
- Some of the diabetic test strips allow the users to reapply more blood to the same strip if required during the test.
- Amount of blood needed by a test strip varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
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How to use Accu Chek Test Strips?
Before starting the test:
- Carefully read and follow all instructions in the package insert when testing your blood glucose.
- The Accu-Chek Guide test strips are for testing fresh capillary whole blood.
- Your hematocrit should be between 10–65 %. Ask your healthcare professional if you do not know your hematocrit.
- If you have poor circulation, testing your own blood glucose may not be right for you. Ask your healthcare professional.
5 Simple steps for testing Blood Glucose
Wash & dry hands
Insert test strip
Collect blood sample
Apply sample to edge of strip
Get result in 4s & sync to MySugr app
Test Strip Storage and Handling
- Use the test strips at temperatures between 43–113 °F.
- Use the test strips between 10–90 % relative humidity. Humidity is the amount of dampness in the air.
- Do not expose the test strips to heat, moisture, or humidity. Temperatures outside the required range, as well as moisture and humidity, can damage the test strips and produce incorrect results.
- Use the test strip immediately after removing it from the container.
- Discard the test strips if they are past the Use By date printed on the test strip container. If the Use By date is missing or cannot be read, do not use the test strips.
- Store the test strip container at temperatures between 39–86 °F. Do not freeze. Do not store the test strip container in rooms where the air is humid such as the kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom.
- Store the test strips in their original container with the cap closed. Close the container tightly immediately after removing a test strip to protect the test strips from humidity.
- Store the test strip container between 10–90 % relative humidity.
Important Safety Information
- During normal testing any blood glucose meter or lancing device may come in contact with blood. All parts of the kit are considered biohazardous and can potentially transmit infectious diseases from bloodborne pathogens, even after you have performed cleaning and disinfecting.1,2
- Meters and lancing devices should never be used by more than one person. Do not share them with anyone, including other family members, due to the risk of infection from bloodborne pathogens.1,2 Do not use on multiple patients!
- Clean and disinfect the meter and the lancing device before allowing anyone else to handle them. Do not allow anyone else to test with the meter or lancing device. It is important to keep the meter and lancing device clean and disinfected. Read and follow the meter and lancing device cleaning and disinfecting instructions found in the meter User’s Manual.
- Wash and dry hands thoroughly using soap and water before and after handling the meter, lancing device, and test strips
- Do not eat the test strips. They are only for use outside the body (in vitro).
- Choking hazard. Small parts. Keep away from children under the age of 3 years.
- Use of this device on multiple patients may lead to transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), or other bloodborne pathogens.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to change the test strips?
A: You should change the test strips every time you check your blood glucose levels. The Accu-Chek Guide Test Strips come in a vial with a specific number of strips, so when you run out of strips, you will need to order a new vial.
Can I reuse a test strip?
A: No, you cannot reuse a test strip. Each strip is designed for single use and should be disposed of after use.
How do I store the test strips?
A: The Blood Glucose Test Strips should be stored in their original vial at room temperature (between 36-86°F or 2-30°C) and away from direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate the strips or expose them to high humidity.
How do I apply a blood sample to the test strip?
A: First, make sure your hands are clean and dry. Then, insert the test strip into your Accu-Chek Guide Blood Glucose Meter. Use the lancing device to prick your finger and apply a small drop of blood to the wide dosing area on the strip. The meter will automatically detect the blood and deliver a reading.
How long does it take to get a reading?
A: The Accu-Chek Test Strips deliver results in as little as 4 seconds, which is faster than many other glucose monitoring systems.
Are the test strips compatible with other Accu-Chek meters?
A: No, the Accu-Chek Guide Test Strips are designed specifically for use with the Accu-Chek Guide Blood Glucose Meter and are not compatible with other Accu-Chek meters.
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