What happens if the user does not apply enough blood on the test strip?
As with today’s products, the user will receive an E-4 error code.
Can I add a second drop of blood to the test strip after the test has started?
No. There is no ability to squeeze extra blood from the finger to dose a strip a second time. However, there is a slight pause in testing that allows for the patient to take full use of the available blood from their finger.
Has anything changed with the test strips?
The new Accu‑Chek Instant S test strip utilizes the FAD-GDH chemistry. This system is the most accurate in the history of our organization. It meets the 10/10 standards for accuracy
How much blood does a test strip require?
The Accu‑Chek Instant S test strip requires only a small speck of blood (0.6 μL).
Will a low battery cause inaccurate test results?
No, the Accu‑Chek Instant S meters are designed to ensure that the battery power level will not impact results given by the meter.
How accurate is the meter reading against a lab reading?
The Accu‑Chek Instant S system fulfills the ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:2015 standards and delivers even tighter 10/10 accuracy for reliable results you can trust.
Do the meters have a certificate and evaluation report for ISO 15197:2015?
Yes, the Accu‑Chek Instant S meters comply with the requirements of ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:2015 (In vitro diagnostic test systems – Requirements for blood glucose monitoring systems for self-testing in managing diabetes mellitus).
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
Can the target ranges be changed?
Yes, the target ranges in the meter can be changed using the device settings on the Accu‑Chek Connect app, the Accu‑Chek Connect Online system or the Accu‑Chek Smart Pix system.
What are the default target ranges?
The IDF Guidelines are used for the High values range and the ADA Guidelines for the Low values range. In range: 70-160 mg/dL, below range: 69-10 mg/dL, above range: 161-600 mg/dL.
Can I use the meters for diagnosis?
No. As seen with almost all products designed for at-home use, the Accu‑Chek Instant S meters do not have a claim for diagnosis.
Is pre- and post-meal flagging possible on the meter?
Flagging of test results is not possible on the meter itself. However, if a patient chooses to do so, they can add this information via Accu‑Chek Connect Online account.