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Frequently Asked Questions

Cleaning the meter

a. Be sure to clean the areas around slots and openings, while being careful not to get any moisture in them. You should also wipe down the entire meter surface, including the meter display.

b. Clean the measuring window following the steps as below if you notice that the measuring window located beneath the cover is visibly dirty, or if the error message E-4 or E-5 is displayed.

Cleaning the measuring window

  Steps Picture
 1.

 Pull the cover of the measuring   window straight towards you.

 

 2.

 Wipe the cover from the outside   and the inside using a lightly   moistened cloth or cotton swab.

 3.

 Carefully wipe the measuring   window and its surrounding   area using a lightly moistened   cloth or a cotton swab.

 Remove any fluff or lint that   may remain.

 Allow areas you have wiped   time to dry thoroughly.

 4. 

 Place the cover straight and   centered onto the meter.

 5.

 Slide it closed until it audibly   clicks into place.

 

  • 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water
  • 10% household bleach solution (1 part bleach plus 9 parts water) made the same day

Special Features

 1. 

 With the meter turned off, press   the M button.

 You can also go directly to the     saved results after a test. To do   so, press the M button while   the result is displayed.

 2.

 The latest saved result is   displayed with the time, date   and memory.
 3.

 Press the M and S buttons   briefly at the same time.

 4.

 The first average, the 7-day   average of all results, is   displayed. The number of days   taken into account for the   calculation of the average is  displayed in the upper   right corner of the display.

 5.

 To go the next average:

 Press the M and S buttons   briefly at the same time. The   averages are displayed in the   order.

 Averages “before meals” are   flagged with  Averages “after   meals” are flagged with  

 

 
 1. 

 With the meter turned off, press   the M button.

 You can also go directly to the   saved results after a test. To do   so, press the M button while   the result is displayed.

 2.   The latest saved result is   displayed with the time, date   and memory.
 3.

 Retrieving older results:

 Press the S button. 

 While you press the S button,   the memory location number is   displayed. When you release the   button, the corresponding result   is displayed.

 If you keep the S button   pressed, the occupied memory   locations are displayed in quick   succession. Once you release   the button, the corresponding     result is displayed. After the   oldest result in the memory, the   latest result is displayed again.

 4.

 Turning the meter off again:

 Press the M button briefly.

 You can directly switch from the   saved results to the test by     inserting a test strip into the   meter.

No, Accu-Chek Active 3 does not have the general test reminder function.

Blood Glucose Monitoring

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

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

 

An Err error message will display on the meter, indicating not enough blood was drawn into the test strip for measurement or blood was applied after the test had started. You should discard the test strip and repeat the blood glucose test.

A full drop of blood is needed (1-2 microlitre).

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. With the strip inside the meter (In-dosing), apply your blood sample to the easy to see green dosing area. A drop of blood is needed. In 5 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.
  3. Place the strip into the meter to switch it on. Then, with the strip outside the meter (Out-dosing), apply your blood sample to the easy to see green dosing area. A drop of blood is needed. Place the strip into the meter again within 20 seconds. In 10 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.
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Accu-Chek Active 3

Item Description

The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose system gives highly reliable results that you can trust because of the following:

 

Proven Accuracy1 and Meets International Quality Standards2
Delivers accurate results that meet international quality standards
ISO 15197:2013, ISO 13485).

 

Proven least painful lancing device3
Patented technology for the most gentle testing.

 

Widely accepted and used worldwide2
20 million users in 100 countries trust its reliable results.

 

References:
1. Accu-Chek Active Test Strip Pack Insert, 2017
2. Data on file
3. Kocher, S, et al., Comparison of Lancing Devices for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Regarding Lancing Pain J Diabetes Sci Technol 2009; Sep. 3(5):1136-1143.

Product Manuals

RESULTS

5 seconds (In-dosing), 10 seconds (Out-dosing)

SAMPLE

1-2 µL

DIMENSIONS

104.5 x 51.5 x 22 mm

WEIGHT

60g with battery

MEMORY

350 test results with date and time

Benefits and Features
  • Just 2 buttons are used to operate the meter for intuitive handling
  • Large and easy to read display
  • In or out-dosing for simple testing
  • Under dosing alerts
  • The visual double check lets you see your recent test result
  • Pre-meal and post-meal markers are available
  • See averages of all blood test results over 7, 14, and 30 days
  • Fulfills the accuracy requirements of ISO 15197:2013.1

 

Reference:
1. Accu-Chek Active Test Strip Pack Insert, 2017

Additional Specifications
Measuring principle:

Mutant variant of the glucose dehydrogenase quinone protein (Mut. Q-GDH 2, modified variant of EC 1.1.5.2), acinetobacter spec; photometric end-point measurement

Measuring time:

Approximately 5 seconds (In-dosing : blood application with test strip within the meter)
Approximately 10 seconds (Out-dosing: blood application with test strip outside the meter)

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 10°C to 40°C 

Memory capacity:

350 values with date and time

Test averages:

14, 30 and 90 days 

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR)

Dimensions:

104.5 x 51.5 x 22 mm

Weight:

60g with battery

Battery:

1 battery, 3V type 2032 

Altitude independence:

0 to 4,000 m (0 to 13,123 ft.)

Sample size:

1-2 µL

Measuring range:

0.6 mmol/L – 33.3 mmol/L 

Sample types:

Capillary

If the test strip is removed from the meter to apply blood::

Venous blood anticoagulated with lithium heparin or ammonium heparin or EDTA, arterial blood and blood from neonates

Sample dosing:

Blood application onto the middle of the test pad. The test strip (and its components) has the function to spread the blood above the test area in a quick and hygienic way

Dosing options::

Blood can be applied to already inserted test strip (In-dosing), or a test strip outside the meter (Out-dosing). Out-dosing is helpful to minimize the risk of contamination when a meter has multiple users (e.g. in a hospital) and, in case of alternative site testing, to facilitate blood application

Visual color check::

Plausibility check option with 5 color block on the test strip vial

Hematocrit range:

20–55% (In-dosing mode), 20–70% (Out-dosing mode)

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

Get results in 3 steps:

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. Apply your blood sample onto the green dosing area of the test strip.
  3. In a few seconds, your test result will appear in the easy to read display.