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Once inserted, never to be changed again.

Accu-Chek Aviva meters - now with 1-time coding.

How can you upgrade to the new Test&Go technology?
  • Get a black activation chip upon your next strip purchase*.
  • Remove the white code chip.
  • Insert the black activation chip and leave it there. Forever.
What could be simpler?
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How does the activation chip work? The black activation chip permanently replaces the standard (white) code chip found in vials of Accu-Chek Aviva test strips. After the current white code chip is replaced with a black activation chip, you will never need to replace the code chip.
  2. Does the process for inserting a black activation chip differ from the process for inserting a white code chip? No. The process is exactly the same. The activation chip simply snaps into place.
  3. Will this change have any effect on the accuracy of Accu-Chek Aviva or Accu-Chek Aviva Nano? No. Use of an activation chip will have no impact on the accuracy of blood glucose results.
  4. Does the introduction of the activation chip change any of the current Accu-Chek Aviva or Accu-Chek Aviva Nano meter or test strip specifications? Only one: After you insert an activation chip, your meter will no longer provide an automatic warning message telling you that your vial of test strips will soon expire, or lock you out once they have expired. All other specifications will remain unchanged. For example, the meter will still perform all the usual safety checks, such as detecting if the test strip is damaged or has been exposed to high humidity.
  5. Without an automatic strip expiration warning, how can you avoid testing with an expired strip? You can simply check the expiration date clearly printed on your vial of Accu-Chek Aviva test strips. After this date, any remaining test strips should be discarded and you should use a new vial of test strips. You should never test with expired strips.
  6. Why does the meter still say “Code 111” when it is turned on? Once the activation chip is in the meter, the meter codes itself and doesn’t need to be changed again with different strip vials. It’s the reason why the same code always appear.
  7. How can you identify test strips that contain a black activation chip? There will be no way to identify test strips that contain an activation chip until the package is opened. The activation chip will be in the vial along with instructions informing you of the change.
  8. Will this change affect the price of Accu-Chek Aviva test strips? No. Incorporating activation chip technology into the Accu-Chek Aviva test strips will not change the cost.
  9. Does the process for performing a blood glucose test—or a control test— change after an activation chip is inserted? No. These processes do not change.
  10. What happens if you insert a black activation chip into your meter but then purchase strips that still have a white code chip? Nothing. Once you insert the activation chip, you can throw away any additional code chips you receive (black or white). There is no risk of getting inaccurate results. If you do remove the black activation chip and reinsert a white code chip, this will not affect any results either.
*Or order it now by calling Accu-Chek Customer Care at 1-800-363-7949, Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm.
ACCU-CHEK, ACCU-CHEK AVIVA, and ACCU-CHEK AVIVA NANO are trademarks of Roche. 2012 Roche Diagnostics.

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