Accu-Chek Performa test strips are part of the system that carries out intelligent safety checks.
6 gold electrodes.
The test strip electrodes work with the system technology and code key to perform extensive quality checks such as strip integrity checks prior to each test – so fast you do not even realise it.
The test strip expiry warning offers additional convenience and safety.
Temperature and humidity compensation.
The Accu-Chek Performa test strip adjusts to heat, cold and humidity to ensure accurate measuring.
Tiny blood sample.
Accu-Chek Performa test strips only require a tiny 0.6 micro litre sample for a blood glucose measurement. This makes lancing less painful as you can use a lower penetration depth. Furthermore, a smaller blood sample reduces the likelihood of under-dosing.
The system indicates if more blood is needed and permits re-dosing within 5 seconds.
Fast capillary fill.
The strip uses a super-fast-fill capillary window which acts like a funnel to help draw blood into the strip quickly, making dosing more convenient for the user.
The strips wide Y-capillary allows easier targeting of the sample, which is particularly important for patients with dexterity problems.
Advice: When you take a test strip from the vial make sure you close it immediately afterwards to preserve strip quality.
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Preparing Accu Chek Performa
Insert a test strip in direction of the arrow to switch the meter on. The meter automatically performs safety checks, such as a strip integrity check – so fast that you do not even realise it. Verify that the code number on the display matches the code number on the test strip container. The test strip and the blood drop symbol appear on the display.
Measuring the blood glucose values
As soon as you touch the end of the test strip the blood will be absorbed very quickly. Fast complementary safety checks are performed automatically. The hourglass symbol starts flashing when the meter has detected enough blood. If necessary, more blood can be applied within 5 seconds. The result appears in the display after 5 seconds and is automatically stored with time and date in the memory.
In addition to fingertip testing, the Accu-Chek Performa system can be used for testing on alternative sites, including the palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf.1 Alternative site testing requires the use of a special lancet cap.
For more information on how to use your meter, please see your Accu-Chek Performa Owner’s Booklet.