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Meter accuracy

Find out how Roche Diabetes Care, the maker of Accu-Chek products, ensures accurate blood glucose results—and why it's so important. Learn more.

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How to use the Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter

The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter is easy to operate and delivers accurate results in 3 steps:

  1. Just insert your test strip into the meter—it automatically turns on
  2. Only a small drop of blood is needed—apply to the easy-to-see yellow window
  3. In approximately 5 seconds, your test result appears in the easy-to-read display

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting started

Once you download and open the free app, a start-up wizard will give you step-by-step instructions for pairing your meter and sharing data online.

For more information about how to get the most out of the wireless meter, smartphone app and online portal, watch videos on the Accu-Chek Connect system support page.

Test strips, coding and control tests

Using test strips that are expired can cause your results to be inaccurate. If your test strips have expired, throw them away and begin using a new vial of strips that are not expired. The expiration date is printed on every vial of test strips.

There's no need to code the meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.

A control test using your meter's specific control solution ensures that you are performing tests correctly and receiving accurate results.

Testing with control solution is much like a blood sugar check, except you fill the window on the test strip with a drop of control solution instead of blood.

Run a control test:

  • Before using your meter for the first time
  • When you open a new vial of test strips
  • If you leave the cap off the vial of test strips
  • If you drop the meter
  • Whenever your result does not agree with the way you feel
  • Whenever you want to check the way you are performing your blood sugar checks
  • If you have repeated a test, and the blood sugar result is still lower or higher than expected
  • When you want to check the performance of the meter or test strips

General questions

Roche goes above and beyond to deliver safe, accurate and dependable products.

  • For every lot of Accu-Chek test strips, containing millions of strips, at least one out of every 128 vials is tested for consistency of performance
  • Vials representative of the entire lot are tested a second time, with blood at a variety of glucose levels, to reflect a real-world environment
  • To ensure all strips we release to the market meet our high quality standards, investigation and additional testing are performed should a test strip show a reading outside specific ranges

Find out more on our Meter Accuracy page.

Rest assured, Accu-Chek products are still covered by Medicare Part B.1 To preserve your choice and ensure you're not switched to a low-quality product, ask your healthcare provider to always write a branded prescription for Accu-Chek test strips. Click here for more details.

1Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.

Your blood glucose can change quickly, especially after eating, taking medication or physical activity. If you test yourself in the morning, then go to your healthcare professional's office for a blood glucose test, your results will probably not match, even if you are fasting. This is typically not a problem with the meter, it just means that time has elapsed and your blood glucose has changed. If you want to compare your meter result to the laboratory result, you must be fasting. Take the meter to your healthcare professional's office and test yourself by fingerstick within 5 minutes of having blood drawn from your arm by a healthcare professional. Keep in mind that the laboratory uses different technology than the meter and that blood glucose meters for self-testing generally read somewhat lower than the laboratory result.

If you are fasting and you do a fingerstick test within 5 minutes of having your blood drawn, here are the general guidelines to compare the meter result to the laboratory result:

  • If your blood glucose is below 75 mg/dL, your results generally should fall within ±15 mg/dL of the laboratory result.
  • If your blood glucose is equal to or over 75 mg/dL, your results generally should fall within ±20% of the laboratory result.

Checking blood sugar

It's a small sample—just 0.6 microliter.

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 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. Refer to your User's Guide for additional information.

You can count on quick, 5-second results.

Yes. You can use an Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device with any Accu-Chek meter. Drums of Accu-Chek FastClix lancets are available through your pharmacy.

The system automatically detects when enough blood has been applied to the strip and begins the test, even if some yellow is still visible. The only time you need to apply more blood is when the blood drop symbol continues to flash in the display.

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Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter

Item Description

See how the Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter works with an app and online portal to let you log, view and share data without ever writing in a logbook. Whatever you choose, now you have the tools to see the big picture.

Product Manuals

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

<em>Bluetooth</em><sup>®</sup>

DISPLAY

Backlit LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

SIZE

3.1" x 1.8" x 0.8"

BATTERY TYPE

2 CR2032 coin cell

TEST STRIP

Accu-Chek Aviva Plus

LANCING DEVICE

Accu-Chek FastClix

Benefits and features
  • Wireless meter transmits blood sugar results to the free Accu-Chek Connect app on your smartphone using Bluetooth® technology―automatically track results without logging
  • Easy testing, for accurate blood glucose results in just 3 steps
  • Least-painful lancing device technology1
  • Auto-generate texts with results to caregivers, receive bolus advice and more, when connected to the Accu-Chek Connect app2
  • Connects to Apple and Android devices
  • No coding, for fewer steps in testing
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.3
Additional specifications
Display:

Backlit LCD

Sample size:

0.6 microliter

Test time:

5 seconds

Power supply:

2 3-volt coin-cell batteries (CR2032)

Memory capacity:

750 blood glucose results plus 30 control tests

Test averages:

7, 14, 30, 90 days

Dimensions:

3.1" x 1.8" x 0.8"

Weight:

Approximately 1.4 oz with batteries

Data transfer:

Bluetooth®; Micro USB

Additional features:

Auto power on when test strip inserted; Auto power off after 90 seconds

1Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.
2When a blood glucose result is transferred to the Accu-Chek Connect app, it can automatically generate a text to a caregiver, be used to estimate mealtime insulin, graph trends and more. The Bolus Advisor requires activation and setup by a healthcare professional.
3Using U.S. and imported materials.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. The Apple logo is a registered trademark, and App Store is a service mark, of Apple Inc. Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google, Inc.