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Frequently Asked Questions

Testing blood glucose

Yes. In addition to the fingertip, you can collect blood samples from the palm, forearm or upper arm. Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.

Meter care and batteries

Visit your meter's Screen Messages page for a list of messages and definitions or download the User Manual for your meter.

Test Strips and control tests

No. Accu-Chek Aviva blood glucose meters are designed exclusively for use with Accu-Chek Aviva test strips.

No, check the use by date on the test strip container. Do not use test strips past the use by date.

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

 

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.

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.

Special features

There are three types of averages: general, pre-meal and post-meal. To view results and averages, press and release left and right arrows to view stored results. The most recent test result appears on the display.

  • Press the left arrow to view previous test results from newest to oldest.
  • Press the right arrow to view 7-, 14-, 30- and 90-day general averages
  • Continue to press the right arrow to view 7-, 14-, 30- and 90-day pre-meal and post-meal averages

 

To mark a test result or set a post-meal reminder:

  1. Perform a test. The result appears on the display.
  2. Leave the test strip in the meter. Press and release or to toggle through test result markers and the post-meal reminder:
    • Pre -meal marker
    • Pre-meal marker with post-meal reminder
    • Post-meal marker
    • General marker
  3. When the marker or test reminder you wish to select appears on the display, remove the test strip from the meter.

Yes. If the post-meal reminder marker is selected, the meter will beep 2 hours after the pre-meal test to remind you to perform a post-meal test. You can change the post-meal test reminder to 1 hour after the pre-meal test.

You can set up to 4 test reminders per day. At the set reminder time, the meter will beep every 2 minutes, up to 3 times per reminder. The meter will not beep if the meter is on at the reminder time, or if a test has been run within 30 minutes of the reminder time.

Yes. Simply go into setup mode and turn the beeper off.

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Accu-Chek Aviva

Accu-Chek Aviva - Test&Go technology
Item Description

The Accu-Chek Aviva blood glucose meter makes testing your blood glucose quick and easy. It’s ready to use right out of the box, requiring no set-up. The meter uses Accu-Chek Aviva test strips and an Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device . Helpful alerts remind you to test before and after meals, giving you valuable information to support therapy decisions for a healthy active life.

Product Manuals

DISPLAY

Large LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

SIMPLE

No coding. No set-up.

SAMPLE

Tiny: 0.6µL

WEIGHT

59g with battery

Benefits and features
  • Large, easy-to-read LCD display
  • Used with easy-to-test Accu-Chek Aviva strips
  • Used with quick and comfortable Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device
  • Tiny blood sample: only 0.6µL of blood required
  • Fast results in 5 seconds
  • No coding needed, making the testing process quicker and easier
  • No set-up required. It’s ready to use right out of the box.
  • Set up to 4 pre- or post-meal alerts, so you never forget to test
  • Automatically turns on when you insert a test strip
  • Saves energy by turning off automatically when you’re finished testing
  • Time and memory are saved for up to 72 hours if the battery is removed
Additional specifications
Serial number:

Unique serial number printed on a label on the device and stored in non-volatile memory

Measuring principle:

Mutant variant of quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenase (Mut. Q-GDH), electrochemical

Measuring time:

Approximately 5 seconds

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 10°C to 40°C

Meter storage conditions:

-25°C to + 70°C (-13°F to +158°F)

Memory capacity:

Up to 500 total results, plus 20 control tests

Test averages:

7, 14, 30 and 90 days

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR)

Dimensions:

94 x 52 x 21 mm

Weight:

59g with battery

Display:

Large LCD display

Beep tone:

Yes (factory setting ON)

Battery:

1 battery, 3V type 2032

Battery life:

Approximately 2,000 measurements

Auto power off:

After 2 minutes undisturbed with strip inserted, or if powered on but left undisturbed for 2 minutes

Underdosing detection:

Yes

Altitude independence:

0 to 3,094 m (0 to 10,150 ft.)

Sample size:

0.6 µL

Measuring range:

10 mg/dL – 600 mg/dL
0.6 mmol/L – 33.3 mmol/L

Sample types:

Capillary

Sample dosing:

Capillary fill function

Hematocrit range:

10 to 65%

Test strip stability:

Test strips remain stable up to expiry date printed on test strip vial, even after opening (test strip container must be closed tightly after each test strip is removed)

How to use the Accu-Chek Aviva blood glucose meter

Get accurate results in 3 easy steps:

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. Apply your blood sample to the easy-to-see yellow window. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In approximately 5 seconds, your test result will appear in the easy-to-read display.