What happens if the user does not apply enough blood on the test strip?
The user will receive an E-4 error code.
If the test strips vial remains open, will this affect the stability?
Yes, as with any test strip, heat, humidity and other environmental conditions can affect strips.
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.
The Accu-Chek Instant test strip is smaller than my current test strip, will I be able to use it?
The Accu-Chek Instant system was designed to assist users to easily conduct a test. Several features were designed for this purpose: Easy-edge test strip has a wide application area compared to leading brands Strips are placed electrode end down in the vial, so that they can be inserted easily into the meter with minimal handling The used strip can easily and hygienically be removed from the meter with the strip ejector
How much blood does a test strip require?
The Accu-Chek Instant test strip requires only a small speck of blood (0.6 μL).
Has anything changed with the test strips?
The Accu-Chek Instant test strip utilises the FAD-GDH chemistry.
Does the meter lock the user out if the test strips have expired?
No, the meter will not lock a user out if they have used expired test strips.
Can I touch the test strips?
Yes, a clear protective barrier runs along the entire length of the test strip to protect the strip and chemistry. Blood applied anywhere along the yellow edge of the strip can be quickly pulled into the test strip.
Will my Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Performa or Accu-Chek Guide test strips work with the Accu-Chek Instant?
No, there is no compatibility between the Accu-Chek Instant meter and these other Accu-Chek test strips.
What is the purpose of the Accu-Chek Instant meters strip ejector?
The strip ejector allows a user to dispose of a used test strip hygienically.
Is it possible to test with different blood sample types?
Yes, it is possible to test with all types of blood including capillary, venous, arterial, and neonatal. Please refer to the user manual and speak to your healthcare professional for more information.