Can I use a test strip from another Accu-Chek system in the Accu-Chek Aviva blood glucose meter?
No. Accu-Chek Aviva blood glucose meters are designed exclusively for use with Accu-Chek Aviva test strips.
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.
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 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 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 does the control solution bottle need to be wiped?
In the same way that fresh blood should always be used for testing, fresh control solution should be used to prevent a contaminated control drop. Control solution should always be wiped from the tip of the bottle so that only what is in the bottle itself is used for the test.
Do control test values stay in the meter memory?
Control test values will not be in the user-accessible memory. However, they will be stored in the downloadable memory