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Chapter 8 Control Test
This meter checks itself every time you insert a test strip. You do not need to
run frequent control tests. Do a control test if:
You suspect the meter or test strips are not working properly.
You dropped the meter.
You damaged the meter.
Your test results do not match how you feel.
You want to check performance of the meter and test strips before a blood
Use only the control solution, GLUCOCARD
MX CONTROL, to test your
meter and test strips.
Do not use control solutions beyond their expiration date. The expiration
date is written on the control solution bottles next to “Exp.”.
Leave the meter and test strips and the control solution at
10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F) and 20 to 80% RH
for at least 30 minutes before running the control test.
Do not drink control solution. It is not for human consumption.
Keep control solution away from skin and eyes. Contact may cause
1. See steps 1 and 2 in chapter 2.7.
2. Select the control test flag.
As an alternative, you can attach
the control test flag after the test result appears on the screen. Test results with
the control test flag are not part of your result averages.
3. Make sure that the blood symbol is flashing on the screen.
4. Squeeze a drop of control solution to the tip of the test strip.
The test will not start if you apply your control solution to
the check window directly.
The test starts when the meter detects the control
solution. The meter counts down from 5 to 1 during the
Tightly close the control solution bottle.
Do not touch the test strip once the meter starts counting down.
5. Check your test result is within the acceptable range.
The acceptable range is shown on the label of test strip bottles. If within range,
the meter and the test strip are working properly. If out of range, test the control
If you still have test results that are out of the acceptable range, stop using
your meter, test strips and control solutions, and contact your distributor.
6. Slide the test strip disposal lever to eject the test strip.
The meter turns itself off.
Chapter 9 Meter Care
9.1 Storing Your Meter
After use, tightly close the caps of the test strip bottle and control solution bottle
to maintain their quality.
Store your meter, test strips, control solutions and manuals in your carrying
case and store it in a dry location. The correct storage temperature is 0 to 50°C
(32 to 122°F) for the meter and 1 to 30°C (34 to 86°F) for the test strips and
Do not freeze. Avoid heat, humidity and direct sunlight.
To obtain accurate test results:
Do not use test strips or control solutions if their bottles are broken or
have been left open.
Do not use the test strips or control solutions beyond their expiration
9.2 Cleaning Your Meter and Lancing Device
Your meter and lancing device do not need special cleaning. If your meter and
lancing device get dirty, wipe them with a soft piece of cloth moistened with
water. To disinfect these items after cleaning, wipe with a soft cloth moistened
with 70% ethanol, 70% isopropanol or diluted household bleach (0.05% sodium
9.3 Changing the Batteries
When the battery symbol appears on the screen, the batteries
are getting low. Before using your meter, change the batteries.
Past results remain in the memory even when the batteries are
Your meter uses two CR2032 3V lithium batteries. This type of batteries is
available in many stores. Keep spare batteries handy at all times.
You do not need to set the date and time if you insert new batteries within 1
minute after removing the old batteries. Even if you change the batteries within
1 minute, your meter’s clock may stop if:
The batteries are not replaced soon after the battery symbol appears.
The batteries are inserted upside down.
You touch the metal parts inside the meter with hands or metal.
1. Make sure the meter is off.
2. Grip the strap hole with the tip of your finger and pull
3. Remove the batteries.
4. Set the new batteries into the battery holder with the
“+” side facing upward.
If the batteries are inserted upside down, the meter will
5. Close the battery holder.
6. The “SET” screen appears when the time has been reset. If it appears, set
the correct time. See the setup mode flowchart in chapter 7. If you do not set
the time, all subsequent test results will be stored as 12:00 AM or 00:00.
Dispose of old batteries according to your local environmental