Correct Handling of Test Strips

Correct Handling of Test Strips

The adequate test strip
Every blood glucose meter has its own test strips where the blood sample has to be applied. The main reaction for measuring blood glucose takes place on the test strip.
Storage of the Test Strips

  • Store in dry places (not bathroom).

  • After taking out a test strip from the vial immediatley close it again to avoid entry of humidity.

  • Do not store test strips in the car as temperatures in summer and winter can reach extremes.

  • Check expiration date.

  • If meter has to be coded do not forget to check code on the test strip vial and coding of the meter.


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