Can I use a test strip from another Accu-Chek system in the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter?
No. Although you can insert a code (activation) chip from another meter into the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter, you will get an E-2 error message
Can I use an expired test strip?
No, check the use by date on the test strip container. Do not use test strips past the use by date.
What are control tests?
A control test using your meter's specific control solution ensures that the meter and test strips are working properly. Testing with control solution is just like a blood sugar test, except you fill the window on the test strip with a drop of control solution instead of blood.
When and why is it helpful to test with a control solution?
Performing a control test lets the user know the meter and test strips are working properly. Perform a control test when: You open a new test strip box You left the test strip container open You think the test strips are damaged You want to check the meter and test strips The test strips were stored in extreme temperatures, humidity, or both You dropped the meter Your test result does not match how you feel You want to check if you are performing the test correctly
How do I run a control test?
The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter automatically recognizes Accu-Chek Aviva control solutions, so running a control test is easier than ever. First, wipe the tip of the control bottle. Then put the meter on a flat surface, insert the test strip, and squeeze a drop of the control solution onto the front edge of the test strip. A result appears with a flashing “L”. Press one of the arrow keys once to indicate a Level 1 control test or twice to indicate Level 2. Press the ON/OFF button to set the level in the meter. The control result and “OK” alternate in the display if the result is in range.
Why do I need to wipe the control solution bottle?
If the control solution evaporates or concentrates on the tip of the bottle, it could cause the meter to display an incorrect control reading.
Do control test values stay in the meter’s memory?
Control test values do not stay in the memory that you can access on the meter. Instead, the meter stores them in the downloadable memory, so you can view them with supported software.
For how long are control solutions good?
Control solutions are good until the expiry date, unless they are opened. Once they have been opened for use, the control solutions are good for 3 months.