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Accu-Chek Active 4 and 5

Item Description

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


Proven accuracy1 that meets international quality standards2
Delivers accurate results that meet international quality standards
(ISO 15197:2013, ISO 13485).


Proven virtually pain-free lancing device3
Patented technology for the most gentle testing.


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


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


5 seconds (In-dosing), 8 seconds (Out-dosing)


1-2 µL


97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1mm


50g with battery


500 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
  • Post-meal alert reminds you to test 2 hours after eating
  • 500 test results are stored in memory
  • See averages of all blood test results over 7, 14, 30 and 90 days
  • Fulfills the accuracy requirements of ISO 15197:20131


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, acinetobacter spec; photometric end-point measurement

Measuring time:

Approximately 5 seconds (In-dosing: blood application with test strip within the meter)
Approximately 8 seconds (Out-dosing: blood application with test strip outside the meter)

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 8°C to 42°C 

Memory capacity:

Up to 500 values with date and time

Test averages:

7, 14, 30 and 90 days 

Data transfer:

Via USB interface (with Micro-USB cable)


97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1 mm


50g with 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:


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.