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Microdot Test Strips - 50 Strips / Bottle

Microdot Test Strips - 50 Strips / Bottle
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microdot® Test Strips are used to measure glucose (sugar) in capillary whole blood outside of the body (in vitro diagnostic use). Use microdot® Test Strips only with the microdot® Blood Glucose Test System. microdot® Test Strips are plasma calibrated to allow easy comparison of results with laboratory methods.

Storage and Handling

  • Store the strips in their original vial in a cool, dry place between 50° and 86° F (10°-30° C). Keep away from sunlight and heat.
  • Do not refrigerate or freeze.
  • When you take a strip from the vial, close the cap immediately. Use the strip immediately.
  • Do not use microdot® Test Strips more than 3 months after the vial is first opened. Write the discard date on the vial when you first open it.
  • Check the expiry date on the vial. If the expiry date has passed do not use the strips.
  • Always code the meter for each new vial of strips according to the user manual.


Testing

Use microdot® Test Strips only with fresh capillary whole blood or microdot® control solution.

Preparing to Test

  • Take a strip from the vial and put it into the meter. Check that the black contact bars are facing the meter and the test zone and letters are facing up. Close the vial immediately.


  • Push the strip in firmly until it stops. You will see the meter turn on automatically. The meter then checks each item of information on its display.

  • You will then see the code number that the meter is using: "11" for example. Check that the code number on the screen and the code number printed on the vial are the same. If they are not the same, code the meter as instructed by the user manual.


  • After the code number appears, the drop of blood symbol will appear and begin flashing. You can now apply the blood sample.


Getting a Blood Sample

  1. Take a strip from the vial and put it into the meter. Check that the black contact bars are facing the meter and the test zone and letters are facing up. Close the vial immediately.


  2. Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry well.


  3. Lance your skin with the microdot® lancing device.


  4. Squeeze gently until you get a rounded drop of blood. inconsistent with your symptoms. If the control result is within the acceptable range, check your test method and repeat your glucose test with a new strip. If the control result is not within the acceptable range, call 1-800-200-5833 for Customer Service. Only use microdot® Control Solutions with microdot® Test Strips.


Testing

  • While the drop of blood symbol is flashing, touch and hold the top EDGE of the strip to the rounded drop of blood so it meets the test zone. The strip draws the blood into the test zone. Only apply blood while the drop of blood symbol is flashing.


  • Do not use a smear or scrape blood into the strip.


  • Hold the blood drop to the top EDGE of the test strip until blood has completely filled the test zone and the meter beeps. The meter will then count down in seconds 10,9,8….2,1 on the display.


  • If the test zone does not fill up, stop the test and retest with a new strip. If you continue to have trouble, call microdot® Customer Service for help.


Your Result

  • After 10 seconds the meter will beep, your glucose result will be displayed on the meter display and then automatically stored in the meter memory.


  • Turn the meter off by removing the strip by hand or ejecting by pushing the eject button.


Test Results

What Do Your Results Mean?

Your blood glucose values will vary due to such things as diet, time of day and what you are doing. Your healthcare professional will help you to understand these variations. You should set your own range of expected blood glucose values, testing times, and discuss your blood glucose results with your healthcare professional.

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