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Frequently Asked Questions

Special Features

With the meter on or off, press and release  or  to enter memory. The most recent test result appears on the display.

• To view previous test results in order, press .

• To view the 7, 14, or 30 day averages, press .


  1. Perform a blood glucose test. The blood glucose result appears on the display.
  2. Leave the test strip in the meter. Press  or  once. In the lower right corner of the display, an  appears.
  3. Remove and discard the used test strip. The test result is marked.


You can mark a test result with an asterisk  to indicate a special event such as exercise or when you are ill.

When you review the test results in memory, the  can help you remember what was different about the test result.

Accu-Chek Performa can store up to 500 test results with time and date. You do not need to do anything to save the results. The meter automatically saves all test results.
If all the memory locations are occupied, the oldest test result is deleted to create space for the new one when you perform a new test.

Yes, you can set up to 4 test reminders per day in the set-up mode.

Cleaning the meter

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.

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

Blood Glucose Monitoring

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

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

An E4 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.

Only a tiny blood drop will do (0.6 microlitre).

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. Apply your blood sample to the easy to see yellow window. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In 5 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.
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Accu-Chek Performa

Item Description

Accu-Chek Performa is known as the hospital standard blood glucose system you can trust because of the following:


Proven Accuracy
Meets the latest international accuracy standard for blood glucose monitoring systems ISO 15197:20131 and it is widely used by hospitals in Malaysia2.


Proven Quality
Meets international quality standards (ISO 13485)2.


Proven Reliability
Built-in safety features that ensure reliable and accurate results.

1. Accu-Chek Performa Test Strip Pack Insert, 2016
2. Data on file

Product Manuals


Large LCD


5 seconds


No coding. No set-up.


Tiny: 0.6µL


62g with battery

Benefits and Features
  • Large, easy to read LCD display
  • Used with easy to handle Accu-Chek Performa test strips
  • Tiny blood sample: only 0.6µL of blood required
  • Fast results in 5 seconds
  • Fast fill strip quickly absorbs blood sample
  • Automatically turns on when you insert a test strip
  • Saves energy by turning off automatically when you are finished testing 
Additional Specifications
Measuring principle:

Mutant variant of quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenase (Mut. Q-GDH), electrochemical 

Measuring time:

5 seconds 

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 8°C to 44°C 

Storage conditions:

-25°C to 70°C 

Memory capacity:

500 blood glucose results and 20 control tests results with time and date

Test averages:

7, 14, 30 and 90 days 

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR) 


93 x 52 x 22 mm 


62g with battery 



Beep tone:

Yes (factory setting ON) 


1 battery, 3V type 2032 

Auto power off:

2 minutes

Under dosing detection:


Altitude independence:

0 to 3,094 m (0 to 10,150 ft.)

Sample size:

0.6 µL 

Measuring range:

0.6 mmol/L – 33.3 mmol/L 

Sample types:

Capillary, venous, arterial, and neonate

Sample dosing:

Capillary fill function

Hematocrit range:

10 to 65% 

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 to the easy to see yellow dosing area. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In 5 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.