PERFORM A BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST.
TESTING WITH BLOOD SAMPLE
To reduce the chance of infection:
- Never share a lancet or the lancing device
- Always use a new, sterile lancet. Lancets are for single use only.
- Avoid getting hand lotion, oils, dirts, or debris in or on the lancets and the lancing device.
PREPARING THE LANCING DEVICE FOR BLOOD TESTING.
Wash and dry your hands first before starting. To test your blood glucose, you will need: the monitor, test strips, the lancing device, and lancets.
STEP 1. Set the Lancing device
- Remove the cap of the lancing device.
Insert a lancet into the lancet holder and
push down firmly until it is fully seated
2) Remove the protective disk.
Replace the lancing device cap
3. Replace and screw the lancing device
cap until it is snug but not too tight.
Adjust depth of penetration. 1 – 2 for
soft and thin skin, 3 for average skin,
4 – 5 for thick or calloused skin
4) Slide the ejection / cocking control back
until it clicks. If it does not click, the lancing
device may have been cocked when the
lancet was inserted.
PREPARING THE PUNCTURE SITE.
Stimulating blood perfusion by rubbing the puncture site before blood extraction has a significant influence on the glucose value obtained. Blood from a site that ahs not been rubbed exhibits a measurably different glucose concentration than blood from the finger. When the puncture site was rubbed prior to blood extraction, the difference was significantly reduced.
Please follow the suggestions below before obtaining a drop of blood:
- Wash and dry your hands before starting
- Select the puncture site either at fingertips or another body parts (please see section “Alternate Site Testing (AST) on how to select the appropriate sites.
- Clean the puncture site for about 20 seconds before penetration
- Use a clear cap (included in the kit) while setting up the lancing device.
- Fingertip testing.
Press the lancing device’s tip firmly against the lower side of your fingertip. Press the release button to prick your finger, then a click indicates that the puncture is complete.
2. Blood from sites other than the fingertip.
Replace the lancing device cap with the clear cap for AST. Pull the cocking control back until it clicks. When lancing the forearm, upper arm, hand, thigh, or calf, avoid lancing the area with obvious veins because of excessive bleeding.
- Choose a different spot each time you test. Repeated punctures at the same spot may cause soreness and calluses
- Please consult your healthcare professional before you begin AST
- It is recommended that you discard the first drop of blood as it might contain tissue fluid, which may affect the test result.
ALTERNATE SITE TESTING.
You can test on a variety of locations on your body.
There are limitations with AST (Alternate Site Testing). Please consult your healthcare professional before you perform AST.
When to use AST.
Capillary blood at the fingertip reflects glucose changes faster than capillary blood at other sites. Thus when testing blood glucose during or immediately after a meal, physical exercise, or any other event, take a blood sample from your finger only.
We strongly recommend that you perform AST ONLY at the following times:
- In a pre-meal or fasting state (more than 2 hours since the last meal)
- Two hours or more after taking insulin
- Two hours or more after exercise
- Do not use AST if:
- You think your blood glucose is low.
- You are unaware of hypoglycemia
- You are testing for hyperglycemia
- Your AST results do not match the way you feel
- Your routine glucose results often fluctuate.
PERFORMING A BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST
You will need:
2. Test strip
3. Lancing Device
- Insert the test strip to turn on the meter
Wait for the meter to display and
2. Select the appropriate measuring mode by pressing M.
For selecting the measuring mode, please refer to the “FOUR MEASURING MODES” SECTION.
3. Obtaining a blood sample.
Use the pre-set lancing device to puncture the desired site. Wipe off the first appeared drop of blood with a clean cotton swab. The size of the drop should be at least 0,7microliter (ul). Gently squeeze the puncture area to obtain another drop of blood. Be careful NOT to smear the blood sample.
4. Apply the sample.
Gently apply the drop of blood to the absorbent hole of the test strip at a tilted angle. Confirmation window should be completely filled if enough blood sample has been appled. DO NOT remove your finger until you hear a beep sound.
5. Read you result.
The result of your blood glucose test will appear after the meter counts down to 0. The blood glucose result will be stored in the memory automatically. (100mg/dl = 5.6mmol/L)
6. Eject the used test strip.
Remove the test strip by hand, throw the strip into a disposal container. The meter will turn itself off automatically after the test strip is removed.
Always follow the instructions in the lancing device when removing the lancet.
- Do not press the punctured site against the test strip or try to smear the blood
- If you do not apply a blood sample to the test strip within 3 minutes, the meter will automatically turn off. You must remove and reinsert the test strip to start a new test.
- The confirmation window should be filled with blood before the meter begins to count down. NEVER try to add more blood to the test strip after the drop of blood has moved away. Discard the used test strip and retest with a new one.
- If you have trouble filling the confirmation window, please contact your healthcare professional or the local customer services for assistance.
The used lancet and test strip may be biohazardous. Please discard them carefully according to your local regulations.