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Frequently Asked Questions

Accu-Chek Instant Test Strips

The user will receive an E-4 error code.

Yes, as with any test strip, heat, humidity and other environmental conditions can affect strips.

No, there is no ability to squeeze extra blood from the finger to dose a strip a second time.

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

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

The  Accu-Chek  Instant test strip utilises the FAD-GDH chemistry.

No, the meter will not lock a user out if they have used expired 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.

No, there is no compatibility between the  Accu-Chek  Instant meter and these other  Accu-Chek  test strips.

The strip ejector allows a user to dispose of a used test strip hygienically.

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.

Power

No. Memory is retained. Time and date will need to be reset if batteries are out for longer than 40 seconds.

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Item Description

The Accu‑Chek Instant system provides a simply clear, simply connected blood glucose monitoring experience for people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals. Suitable for patients requiring simple self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), as well those who will benefit from more advanced features to support their diabetes management.

  • Simply clear: Target range indicator to visually help patients to correctly interpret their blood glucose values1
  • Simply connected: Bluetooth enabled connectivity allows seamless transfer of blood glucose results to the mySugr app
  • Proven accuracy: Fulfills ISO 15197:2013 / EN ISO 15197:2015 and delivers even tighter 10/10 accuracy2
Product Manuals

Size

77.1 × 48.6 × 15.3 mm (LWH)

Display

Fixed Segment Backlight

Test Strip

Accu-Chek Instant test strip

Bluetooth

To mySugr app

Technical Specifications
Measuring time:

Approximately 4 sec (depending on the blood glucose concentration)

Operating temperature:

+10 to +40 °C (+50 to +104 °F)

Operating humidity:

10 to 85 % relative humidity

Sample size:

0.6 µL (min. sample size)

Hematocrit range:

10-65%

Altitude independence:

Up to 3094 meters

Coding:

Automatic coding

Memory capacity:

At least 720 blood glucose results and at least 30 control results with time and date; and 7, 14, 30, and 90-day averages.

Dimensions:

77.1 × 48.6 × 15.3 mm (LWH)

Weight:

Approx. 49 g (with batteries)

Batteries:

Two 3‐volt lithium batteries (coin cell type CR2032)

Bluetooth:

Radio frequency connectivity Bluetooth low energy technology operating in the frequency band of 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz with a maximum transmitted power of 0 dBm (1 mW).

1Parkin CG et al. Use of an Integrated Tool for Interpretation of Blood Glucose Data Improves Correctness of Glycemic Risk Assessment in Individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017;11(1):74-82
2Breitenbeck et al. Accuracy assessment of a blood glucose monitoring system for self-testing with three test strip lots following ISO 15197:2013/ISO 15197:2015. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 11(4) 854-855