Commom problems with the use of glucose meter

Problem Result Recommendation
Test strip not fully inserted into meter Code error Always be sure test strip is fully inserted in meter.
Patient sample site (for example, the fingertip) is contaminated with sugar False high Always clean and dry test site before sampling.
Not enough blood applied to strip Er4 Repeat test with a new sample.
Batteries low on power Batter error Change batteries and repeat sample collection.
Test strips/Control solutions stored at temperature extremes Fales high/ low Store kit and components according to directions.
Squeezing fingertip too hard because blood is not flowing False low Repeat test with a new sample from a new stick.
Test strip/Control solution vial cracked False high/ low Always inspect package for cracks, leaks, etc.

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