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Frequently Asked Questions

Test strip

As with today’s products, the user will receive an E-4 error code.

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.

The easy-edge of the Accu‑Chek Instant S test strip has the largest dosing window of any major blood glucose test strip. It can be dosed anywhere along the edge and automatically absorbs the blood from the patient’s finger. Regardless of where dosed along the edge, the system provides a fast, accurate result.

The Accu‑Chek Instant S test strip requires only a small speck of blood (0.6 μL).

Yes, a clear protective barrier runs along the entire length of the test strip to protect the strip and chemistry. Blood applied to the opening along the end of the strip can be quickly pulled into the test strip.

No, there is no compatibility between the Accu‑Chek Instant S test strips with these and other Accu‑Chek systems

No, Accu‑Chek Instant S meters do not require manual coding.

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

Accuracy

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

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). 

The Accu‑Chek Instant S meters is our latest development in accuracy from a pioneer in blood glucose testing technologies. This is one of the most accurate meters in our portfolio.

No, the Accu‑Chek Instant S meters are designed to ensure that the battery power level will not impact results given by the meter.

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.

The Accu‑Chek Instant S meter is one of the most accurate systems our organization has ever manufactured and meets ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:2015 standards for accuracy. It has 10/10 analytical accuracy.

10 references an ISO-compliant internal testing protocol. For three different lots of test strips, 95% of BG results must fall within ±10 mg/dL of reference result at glucose concentrations < 100 mg/dL or within ± 10% at glucose concentrations ≥ 100 mg/dL 10/

Target range indicator

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.

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.

Instant S Meter

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.

During our human factors testing, we discovered that there could be some confusion in misinterpreting an error with an actual test result if the meter is held upside down while viewing the display. We implemented this approach to showing error codes so as to eliminate any risk of misinterpretation.

At least 720 readings can be stored inside the meter. However only the last result and the 7, 30 and 90-day averages can be reviewed on the meter. To review all values the meter must be connected to one of the software solutions (e.g. Accu‑Chek Smart Pix or Accu‑Chek Connect).

Performing a control test lets the user know the meter and test strips are working

properly. A control test should be performed when:

• A new test strip box is opened

• The test strip container has been left open

• The test strips are thought to be damaged

• Checking the meter and test strips

• The test strips were stored in extreme temperatures, humidity, or both

• The meter was dropped

• The test result does not match how the PwD feels

• Checking to see if the PwD is performing the test correctly

The Accu‑Chek Instant S meters have a fast test time of less than four seconds.

Test results may be seen in 7, 30 and 90-day averages.

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.

No, the USB port for any of the Accu‑Chek Instant S is not water- or dust-resistant.

No, the USB cable does not charge the meter’s batteries. Remove the USB cable after downloading results. In fact, leaving the USB cable connected to the meter and PC after download could draw power from the meter batteries. A blood glucose test cannot be performed while the Accu‑Chek Instant S meter is connected to a PC with a USB cable.

The meters will retain the date and time settings for up to 2 hours.

If replaced within a reasonable time, the memory is not lost when the battery is replaced. If date and time no longer appear on the meter’s display after a battery change, a sync with the DMS is required.

With the Accu‑Chek Instant S meter, it is not necessary to delete stored results. Once 720 blood glucose results are in the memory; adding a new result causes the oldest one to be deleted. Additional editing solutions for results are available with the Accu‑Chek Connect Online system and the Accu‑Chek Smart Pix system.

Accu‑Chek Connect Online or Accu‑Chek Smart Pix: For Instant S meter, the date and time will be set and displayed during the process of setting up an Accu‑Chek Connect Online account via USB cable. The date and time will match that of the connected device. On subsequent data transfers, the date and time will automatically sync to the connected device date and time if there is a difference of more than 10 minutes. The date and time will also be set when configuring the meter with the Accu‑Chek Smart Pix system


Accu-Chek Instant S

Item Description

Get instant clarity of your blood glucose level with  Accu-Chek Instant S meter, it's as easy and fast as checking your phone messages. There is no setup required – just insert a test strip, apply a small blood sample and read your blood glucose result on the large display.

Product Manuals

RESULTS

Less than 4 seconds

SIZE

77.1 x 48.6 x 15.3 mm (LWH)

LANCING DEVICE

Accu-Chek Softclix

TEST STRIP

Accu-Chek Instant

Benefits and Features
  • The Intuitive target range indicator gives you visual reassurance. It can be individualized to suit your personal therapy goals*
  • Only what you need - Your test result and your averages (7/30/90 days) are visible on the meter
  • No set up required – Just insert a strip, apply a small blood sample, and read your blood glucose result on the large display
  • Easy-edge test strip - Apply a small drop of blood anywhere along the wide, yellow edge
  • Proven accuracy guaranteed by the makers of the Accu-Chek brand, fulfilling the requirements of the ISO 15197:2013^
  • Test strips come in a 10, 25, 50 vial, so you can choose whatever fits your budget or therapy
  • All data can be uploaded to the Accu-Chek Connect Online portal (USB)
  • Enjoy virtually pain-free testing with the Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device

* Blood glucose values (Lows≤69mg/dL, Normal 70-160 mg/dL, High≥161/dL) are pre-set on the Target Range Indicator and must be interpreted in conjunction with the appropriate medical condition at the time of taking reading, and in accordance with advice of your physician.
^ Criterion A of clause 6.3 for the lot tested (Freckmann et al., JDST, 6(5), 2012)

Additional specifications
Meter storage conditions:

Temperature: -25° C to +70° C (39° F to 113° F)

Memory capacity:

The meter automatically stores at least 720 blood glucose results in memory, but only the last blood glucose result and your 7, 30, and 90 day averages can be viewed on the meter. To view stored blood glucose results, transfer them to Accu-Chek Connect Online diabetes management . 

Automatic off:

90 seconds after performing a test, 15 seconds after test strip is removed, or 5 seconds from the last test result screen.

Weight:

Approx. 40 g (with batteries)

Construction:

Hand-held

Meter type:

The Accu-Chek Instant S meter is suitable for continuous operation.

Interfaces:

USB: micro-B connector

Serial number:

Unique serial number etched into meter back

Sample claims:

Capillary: Yes
Venous: Yes
Arterial: Yes
Neonate: Yes

Measuring principle:

FAD glucose dehydrogenase (GDH)

Hematocrit range:

10 to 65 %

Humidity range:

10 to 90 %

Altitude independence:

0 to 3,094 m (10,150 ft)

Measuring time:

Less than 4 seconds

Measuring conditions:

4° C to 45° C(39° F to 113° F)