Does the Accu‑Chek Guide meter have an AST claim?
Yes. Alternative testing sites include the palm, forearm and upper arm.
What happens if the user does not apply enough blood on the test strip?
A message “Drop too small. Retest with new strip.” and “E4” displays on the meter. This indicates that not enough blood was drawn into the test strip for measurement, or that blood was applied after the test had started. The user should discard the test strip and repeat the blood glucose test.
Can I add a second drop of blood to the test strip after the test has started?
No. Additional blood cannot be applied after the test has started. However, before the test begins, the system supports a brief pause in blood application, which can be helpful to those with shaking fingers.
How much blood does a strip require?
Only a small speck of blood (0.6 μL) is required.
How long does it take to get a result from the Accu‑Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring system?
The Accu‑Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring systems has a fast test time of less than four seconds.
Will my old Accu-Chek Active, Accu-Chek Instant, Accu‑Chek Aviva strips or Accu‑Chek Performa strips work with the Accu‑Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring system?
No. There is no compatibility between the Accu‑Chek Guide, Accu‑Chek Instant, Accu‑Chek Instant S, Accu‑Chek Aviva, Accu‑Chek Performa or Accu-Chek Active blood glucose monitoring systems.
Does the Accu‑Chek Guide blood glucose meter require coding?
No, the Accu‑Chek Guide meter does not require manual coding.
Can the strips ever fall out of the strip container?
The unique Accu‑Chek Guide strip container is spill-resistant, but not spill-proof. It is designed to tightly hold strips in place so that users can easily remove them from the container without worrying about strips falling out. However, if the test strips are turned sideways, the test strips can fall out of the container.
Why does the Accu‑Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring system have a new strip container?
The Accu‑Chek Guide strip container addresses previously unmet customer needs with its unique, differentiating design: No more fumbling to remove just one strip No need to insert “sausage fingers” in a narrow vial ustomers often drop and may contaminate strips
Is it possible to test with different blood sample types?
Yes, it is possible to test with all types of blood (capillary, venous, arterial, and neonatal).
Where can I apply blood to the test strip?
Blood can be applied anywhere on the wide yellow dosing area on the edge of the test strip.
Why was the enzyme of the strip changed?
The FAD-GDH enzyme is a key component of the system’s new test strip chemistry, which works in conjunction with other system components to deliver advanced accuracy, highly reliable performance and reduced interferences.