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Sharps disposal

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Frequently Asked Questions

Changing lancets

The lancet drum may be disposed of in a sharps container.

If the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device or drum is dropped on a hard surface, the lancets may stick out slightly from the drum and could cause injury. If you drop a drum, always pick it up at the red-striped end and dispose in a sharps container.

Find out more about how to deal with sharps responsibly.

Visit the video page and watch the 1-Click Lancing video to see how to set up, load and use the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device.

When you insert a new drum, a 6 appears in the white lancet counter, indicating that there are 6 lancets remaining. A new lancet can be chosen by pushing the lancet lever back and forth.

Visit the video page and watch the 1-Click Lancing video to see how to set up, load and use the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device.

To change the drum, remove the black cap from the device by pulling it straight off. Insert a new drum—white end first—until it clicks into place. Replace the cap on the lancing device. The first lancet is ready to use.

Your Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device uses the Accu-Chek FastClix lancet drum. It contains 6 preloaded lancets, so there are no individual lancets to see or handle.

We strongly recommend the use of a new, sterile lancet every time you test. The tip of a new needle is sharp and precisely formed to ensure gentle lancing, but the tip can become dull or bent if used more than once. What's more, a new lancet is sterile and hygienic.

Checking blood sugar

Visit the video page and watch the 1-Click Lancing video to see how to set up, load and use the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device.

Use the Comfort Dial to adjust penetration depth. Place the device firmly against the skin.

To prime and release the lancet, simply press down the plunger like a pen.

The Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device has a special gray plastic cap designed for testing on other areas of the body.1 Note: Do not use the gray cap when testing at the fingertip.

Follow the steps for fingertip testing, with a few differences:

  • Use the gray cap.
  • You may need a deeper setting. Try 3 for palm testing or 5-1/2 for forearm or upper arm testing. (These are suggested settings; yours may differ.)
  • Press the opening of the gray cap firmly against a fleshy area of the non-fingertip site. Press the lancing device up and down in a slow pumping motion to assist the flow of blood.
  • Keep steady pressure on the area, then press and release the plunger. Do not be afraid to apply pressure to the area with the lancing device to assist the flow of blood. Continue to press the cap against the site for a few seconds to allow blood to come to the surface.
1Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.

There are a few ways you can improve blood flow and make blood sugar checks easier:

  • Warm your fingers by washing with warm, soapy water, then rinse and dry completely.
  • Let your arm hang down at your side to increase blood flow to the fingertips.
  • Grasp your finger just below the joint closest to the fingertip and "milk" or massage gently toward tip of finger, then squeeze for 3 seconds.
  • Use an Accu-Chek lancing device set to the right Comfort Dial setting for your skin type.

Yes. The first drop of blood can be used for blood sugar checks.

Reducing pain

The Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device's 1-click action makes lancing quick and easy. Two handling steps, priming and releasing, are combined into a simple 1-click action, enabling you to lance quickly.

Also, the device's lancet lever makes it easy to advance to a fresh lancet.

The device offers 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types. Its unique technology minimizes painful side-to-side motion as the lancet enters your skin. Finally, the way our beveled lancets are precisely designed and manufactured allows for smoother entry.

*Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.

Your most comfortable setting will depend on a few things:

  • Whether you're using a fingertip or alternate site.1
  • Your skin type. Softer, thinner skin requires a shallower setting than thicker skin.
  • The required blood sample. The more blood you require, the higher the setting you'll need.

Start with a low setting when using the device for the first time. Dial to a higher setting until blood volume is right. For alternate sites, try 3 for palm testing or 5-1/2 for forearm or upper arm testing. (These are suggested settings, yours may differ.)

1Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.

Lancing device care

During normal testing, any lancing device may come in contact with blood. For this reason, it is important to keep the lancing device clean and disinfected.

To clean and disinfect without damaging the lancing device, follow these procedures carefully:

  • Remove the lancet drum before cleaning and disinfecting the lancing device.
  • Clean and disinfect the lancing device once per week or when it has visible signs of dirt or other material.
  • Clean and disinfect the lancing device before allowing anyone else to handle the lancing device, for instance, if you have someone assisting you. Do not allow anyone else to use your lancing device to obtain their blood sample.
  • Use Super Sani-Cloth® (available at Amazon.com, Office Depot, Walmart and other retailers) to clean the lancing device. Do not use any other cleaning or disinfecting solutions, as it could result in damage to the lancing device.
  • You might notice a slight discoloration of the lancing device after multiple cleanings. This does not affect the functionality of the device.

The entire lancing device surface and cap can be cleaned and disinfected. Here's how:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Wipe the entire lancing device surface with Super Sani-Cloth. Make sure that no liquid enters any opening, as it could damage the lancing device.
  3. Remove and wipe the inside of the cap.
  4. Dry the lancing device and cap with a soft cloth or gauze. Make sure that no solution is seen in any opening.
  5. Repeat these steps with a new Super Sani-Cloth to fully disinfect the lancing device.
  6. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
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Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device

Item Description

Reduce the pain and hassle of blood glucose testing. The Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device is the only 1-click lancing device with a drum of 6 preloaded lancets. Minimal side-to-side motion means less skin tearing and 11 depth settings ensure maximum comfort.

Product Manuals

MECHANISM

1 click to prime and release

DEPTH

Choice of 11 settings

LANCETS

Preloaded drum of 6 lancets

NEEDLE

30 gauge

Benefits and features
  • 1 click is all it takes
  • Proven least painful and overall easiest to use1
  • Load-and-go drum of 6 preloaded lancets means no individual lancets to see or handle
  • Comfort Dial offers 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types
  • Unique technology minimizes painful side-to-side motion
  • Precisely manufactured, beveled 30-gauge lancets ensure smoother entry
  • Lancet lever makes it easy to advance to a new lancet
  • Lancet counter shows the number of remaining lancets
Additional specifications
Penetration depth:

11 customizable settings

Penetration range:

0.7 to 2.2 mm

Alternate site testing (AST):

Nonfingertip testing requires gray AST cap, available through Accu-Chek Customer Care2

Lancet drum:

6 preloaded lancets

Lancet:

Beveled, 30-gauge 

1Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.
2Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.