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Frequently Asked Questions

Meter care and battery

Be sure to clean the areas around slots and openings, while being careful not to get any moisture in them. You should also wipe down the entire meter surface, including the meter display.

To clean your meter:

DO

  1. Ensure meter is off
  2. Gently wipe the meter’s surface with a soft cloth slightly dampened with 70% isopropyl alcohol
  3. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the cloth before you wipe the meter surface

DO NOT

  1. Get any moisture in the test strip slot
  2. Spray any cleaning solution directly onto the meter
  3. Immerse the meter in water or liquid
  4. Pour liquid into the meter

Visit your meter's Screen Messages page for a list of messages and definitions or refer to Accu-Chek Performa user manual for more information.

Clean and disinfect your meter once a week, or any time blood gets on the meter. You should also clean the meter before allowing anyone else to handle it.

The meter includes an additional internal battery that retains the time and date for up to 72 hours. So when the battery is changed, no memory is lost.

The meter uses 1x 3-volt lithium coin cell battery (CR 2032) found in many stores.

Make sure you have a new 3-volt, lithium coin cell battery (CR 2032), to insert. Open the battery door on the back of the meter, remove the old battery for at least 20 seconds, and press any button on the meter. Insert the new battery with the “+” sign facing out. Snap the battery door back into place. Press the on/off button, and the meter will beep. Setup and hour are flashing on the display. If the date and time are correct, press and hold the on/off button for about 4 seconds. Release the button, and you’re done.

Your battery should last for approximately 2,000 tests.

Special Features

It is not possible to  delete stored results from meter end. Once 500 blood glucose results are in the memory, adding a new result causes the oldest one to be deleted.

Yes. Simply go into setup mode and turn the beeper off.

You can set up to 4 test reminders per day. At the set reminder time, the meter will beep every 2 minutes, up to 3 times per reminder. The meter will not beep if the meter is on at the reminder time, or if a test has been run within 30 minutes of the reminder time.

Yes. If the post-meal reminder marker is selected, the meter will beep 2 hours after the pre-meal test to remind you to perform a post-meal test. You can change the pre-meal test reminder to 1 hour after the pre-meal test. 

To mark a test result or set a post-meal reminder:

  1. Perform a test. The result appears on the display.
  2. Leave the test strip in the meter. Press and release left or right arrow button to toggle through test result markers and the post-meal reminder:
  • Pre -meal marker
  • Pre-meal marker with post-meal reminder
  • Post-meal marker
  • General marker

3. When the marker or reminder you wish to select appears on the display, remove the test strip from the meter.

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Accu-Chek Performa

Item Description

The Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meter makes blood glucose monitoring quick and easy. Each meter uses Accu-Chek Performa test strips and an Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device. Helpful alerts remind you to monitor before and after meals, giving you valuable information to support therapy decisions for a healthy active life.

DISPLAY

Large LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

EASY

No coding

SAMPLE

Tiny: 0.6 µL

WEIGHT

59 g with battery

Benefits and Features
  • Large, easy-to-read display
  • Used with easy-to-handle Accu-Chek Performa test strip
  • Tiny blood sample: only 0.6µL of blood required
  • Fast results in 5 seconds
  • No coding needed, making the monitoring process quicker and easier
  • Set up to 4 pre- or post-meal alerts, so you never forget to monitor
  • Automatically turns on when you insert a test strip
  • Saves energy by turning off automatically when you’re finished testing
  • Time and memory are saved for up to 72 hours if the battery is removed
Additional Specifications
Serial number:

Measuring principle:

Mutant variant of quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenase (Mut. Q-GDH), electrochemical 

Measuring time:

Approximately 5 seconds 

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 8 °C to 44 °C (46 °F to 111 °F) 

Storage conditions:

-25 °C to +70 °C (-13 °F to +158 °F) 

Memory capacity:

Up to 500 total results, plus 20 control tests 

Test averages:

7, 14, 30 and 90 days 

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR) 

Dimensions:

94 x 52 x 21 mm 

Weight:

59 g with battery 

Display:

Large LCD display with symbols 

Beep tone:

Yes (factory setting ON) 

Battery:

1 x 3-volt lithium batteries (CR2032)

Battery life:

Approximately 2,000 measurements 

Auto power off:

After 2 minutes undisturbed with strip inserted, or if powered on but left undisturbed for 2 minutes 

Underdosing detection:

Yes

Altitude independence:

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

Sample size:

0.6 µL

Measuring range:

0.6 mmol/L to 33.3 mmol/L (10 mg/dL to 600 mg/dL)

Sample types:

Capillary, venous, arterial, and neonate

Sample dosing:

Capillary fill function

Hematocrit range:

10 to 65%

Test strip stability:

Test strips remain stable up to expiry date printed on test strip vial, even after opening (test strip container must be closed tightly after each test strip is removed)

How to use the Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meter

Get results in 3 steps:

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically
  2. Apply your blood sample to the easy-to-see yellow window. Only 1 small drop is needed
  3. In approximately 5 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy-to-read display