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ACCU-CHEK® Aviva Plus system

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Trusted performance now comes with a sleek new look

Easy-to-handle, quick-fill test strip makes sampling easier. Fills quickly at any point along the tip with only a tiny drop. And more than 150 system integrity checks help detect and prevent unreliable results.

No coding—for fewer steps in testing.

Uses ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strips, which offer advanced accuracy.

ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device—uses the same technology as the ACCU-CHEK FastClix device, which has been proven least painful.1

Plus:

  • Quick, 5-second results
  • Small 0.6 microliter sample size
  • Designed to fit comfortably in your hand
  • Multiple test sites on the body2
  • Before- and after-meal markers help you see how food affects your blood sugar, plus 4 customizable test reminders
  • Downloadable 500-value memory with 7-, 14-, 30- and 90-day averaging
  • Uses 1 readily available 3-volt lithium coin cell battery
  • 1,000-test battery life
  • 3.7" H x 2.1" W x 0.8" D; 2.1 oz. with battery
  • Compatible with the ACCU-CHEK 360° diabetes management system
  • The ACCU-CHEK Aviva blood glucose meter is compatible with ACCU-CHEK data management tools
  • Covered on most healthcare plans and Medicare3 to help you save money on test strips
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.4

ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus Care Kit

The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system with the ACCU-CHEK tool kit is now available at most retail pharmacies and may be available through your healthcare professional. Learn more about the structured testing tools included in the kit.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Your health and safety are always our top priority

The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter and the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Nano meter deliver accurate test results in the presence of maltose, making the systems suitable for use by people on peritoneal dialysis using solutions containing icodextrin, such as EXTRANEAL® dialysis solution, and people receiving therapy with solutions containing maltose, which is present in some immunoglobulin preparations (such as Octagam® 5%, WinRho® SDF Liquid or HepaGam B) or other therapies that contain or metabolize to maltose (such as Orencia®, ADEPT® or BEXXAR®).

If you are undergoing these therapies, make sure that you are using the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip and ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter, the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip and ACCU-CHEK Nano meter, or the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip and meter. If you are using other ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems in conjunction with peritoneal dialysis, your glucose readings will be inaccurate.

For more information, please check the insert provided with your product or send questions to accu-chek.care@roche.com.

For more information about EXTRANEAL (Icodextrin) and blood glucose testing, visit the Baxter Glucose Safety Web site.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following U.S. Patents which may be marked on certain ACCU-CHEK® products have expired or are otherwise no longer in force and are no longer a part of any restricted, limited patent license in which any of them may have been included: 4,891,319; 4,924,879; 4,963,814; 4,999,582; 4,999,632; 5,053,199; Re.36,268; 5,206,147; 5,240,860; and 5,318,584/Re.35,803.

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.
3Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.
4Using U.S. and imported materials.

ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strips

Advanced accuracy—you can have even more confidence in the accuracy of your blood sugar results.

No coding—for fewer steps in testing.

Easy-to-handle, easy to use—for people of all ages.

Fills quickly at any point along the tip with only a tiny, 0.6 microliter drop.

Preferred on most healthcare plans, formularies and covered by Medicare Part B1 to help you save money on test strips.

 

ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device

The ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device uses the same technology as the ACCU-CHEK FastClix device, which has been proven least painful.2

Personalized comfort. The Comfort Dial offers 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types.

Precise lancet movement. Unique technology minimizes painful side-to-side motion.

Precisely manufactured lancets. Beveled 28-gauge lancets ensure smoother entry.

ACCU-CHEK Softclix frequently asked questions

ACCU-CHEK Softclix User's Guide

To view the User's Guide, you need Adobe Reader Version 3 or higher. If this is not already installed on your computer, you can download it free.

Download the latest version of Adobe Reader now.

 

Alert

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Your health and safety are always our top priority

The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter and the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Nano meter deliver accurate test results in the presence of maltose, making the systems suitable for use by people on peritoneal dialysis using solutions containing icodextrin, such as EXTRANEAL® dialysis solution, and people receiving therapy with solutions containing maltose, which is present in some immunoglobulin preparations (such as Octagam® 5%, WinRho® SDF Liquid or HepaGam B) or other therapies that contain or metabolize to maltose (such as Orencia® , ADEPT® or BEXXAR®).

If you are undergoing these therapies, make sure that you are using the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip and ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter, the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip and ACCU-CHEK Nano meter, or the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip and meter. If you are using other ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems in conjunction with peritoneal dialysis, your glucose readings will be inaccurate.

For more information, please check the insert provided with your product or send questions to accu-chek.care@roche.com.

For more information about EXTRANEAL (Icodextrin) and blood glucose testing, visit the Baxter Glucose Safety Web site.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following U.S. Patents which may be marked on certain ACCU-CHEK® products have expired or are otherwise no longer in force and are no longer a part of any restricted, limited patent license in which any of them may have been included: 4,891,319; 4,924,879; 4,963,814; 4,999,582; 4,999,632; 5,053,199; Re.36,268; 5,206,147; 5,240,860; and 5,318,584/Re.35,803.

1Coverage, co-payments and preferred statuses vary from plan-to-plan. Lowest co-pay is available for Medicare Part B patients who receive ACCU-CHEK test strips through a Medicare National Mail Order contract supplier or a retail pharmacy that accepts Medicare assignment.
2Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.

See how to use your meter

Choose any video to find out more about key functions of your ACCU-CHEK blood glucose meter.

See how to prepare the meter and test strip, lance your finger and get a reading.

See how easy it is to change the time on your ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter.

 

Owner's Booklet

Your ACCU-CHEK Aviva Owner's Booklet gives you step-by-step details about all the features of this blood glucose meter.

Open the ACCU-CHEK Aviva blood glucose meter Owner's Booklet:

ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter with ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device owner's booklet—English and Spanish version


To view the Owner's Booklet, you need Adobe Reader Version 3 or higher. If this is not already installed on your computer, you can download it free.

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Checking blood glucose

See how to prepare the meter and test strip, lance your finger and get a reading.

The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system is designed to give you confidence in the accuracy of your blood sugar results. Its easy, quick-fill test strip fills quickly at any point along the tip with only a tiny, 0.6 microliter drop.

Put a test strip into the meter and verify that the code number on the display matches the code number on the test strip container. Test strip and blood drop symbols will appear on the display.

Use the lancing device to prick the side of a fingertip. Gently squeeze the fingertip to produce a small drop of blood.

Touch the drop of blood to the tip of the test strip—do not apply to top of the strip. A flashing hourglass lets you know when enough blood has been applied. Your result will appear in the display.

Non-fingertip testing

To check blood sugar from a non-fingertip site, place the clear plastic ACCU-CHEK Softclix cap on the lancing device and press until it clicks. Firmly press the clear cap against the selected site and click the release button. Continue to apply pressure to the selected site for a couple of seconds. When you have enough blood, apply it to the test strip. The measurement starts automatically.1

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

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Checking blood sugar

How can I make it easier to get a drop of blood?

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

  1. Warm your fingers by washing with warm, soapy water, then rinse and dry completely.
  2. Let your arm hang down at your side to increase blood flow to the fingertips.
  3. Grasp finger just below the joint closest to the fingertip and "milk" or massage gently toward tip of finger, then squeeze for 3 seconds.
  4. 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.

How large is the sample size for a blood sugar check?

It's a small sample—just 0.6 microliter.

Why does the test sometimes start even if yellow is still showing in the strip window?

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.

Can I use a blood sample from other areas on my body?

Yes. In addition to the fingertip, the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system can be used with blood samples from the palm, forearm or upper arm.1

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

How do I run a blood sugar check on a non-fingertip site?

Your ACCU-CHEK lancing device has a special clear or gray plastic cap designed for testing on other areas of the body.1 Note: Do not use the clear or gray cap when testing at the fingertip.

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

  • Use the clear or 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 clear or 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.
  • When you have enough blood, apply it to the test strip. The measurement starts automatically.

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

Test strips, coding and control tests

What happens if I use expired test strips?

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.

How do I code the meter?

There's no need to code this ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.

What do I do with the black code key in my most recent vial of ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strips?

The black code key is used in certain models of the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter. If your meter serial number (found on the back of the meter) begins with 455, the black code key is not needed. You can throw it away.

What are control tests?

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 just 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

Red-and-white packaging

What is included with the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter in the red-and-white box?

The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system includes the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter, ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device, ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancets and an ACCU-CHEK Connect tool kit.

Which lancets go with the lancing device included in the red-and-white ACCU-CHEK Aviva box?

The ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device that comes with a new ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system uses the ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancets.

Can I use an ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device with the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system?

You can continue using your ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device with the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system. Drums of ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancets are available through your pharmacy.

Meter care and battery

How do I set or change the time and date on my meter?

See how easy it is to change the time on your ACCU-CHEK® Aviva meter.


Your meter comes with the batteries already installed and a preset time and date. You may need to change the time to match your time zone or, if you live in a state that observes daylight saving time, to reflect the time change.

To change the time:

  1. Press and release the On/Off button to turn the meter on. The flashing test strip symbol appears.
  2. To enter the set-up mode, press and hold the On/Off button for about four seconds. “Set-up” and the hour flash on the display.
  3. Press and release the arrows to decrease or increase the hour. Press and hold the arrows to scroll faster.
  4. Press and release the On/Off button to set the hour. The minutes flash.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minutes, AM/PM, month, day and year. The flashing field is the one you are changing.
  6. Once you set the correct time and date, press and hold the On/Off button until the flashing test strip symbol appears.

 

How long will the battery last in my meter?

Your battery should last for approximately 1,000 tests.

What type of battery is used?

The meter uses 1 3-volt lithium coin cell battery (type CR 2032) found in many stores.

Is the time and date or memory lost when the battery is removed?

The meter includes an additional internal battery that retains the time and date for up to 72 hours. So when the battery is changed, no memory is lost.

When should the meter and lancing device be cleaned and disinfected?

Clean and disinfect your meter once a week, or any time blood gets on the meter. You should also clean the meter before allowing anyone else to handle it.

What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

Cleaning is simply removing dirt from the meter, while disinfecting refers to removing as much of the disease-causing microorganisms and other germs as possible.

What can I use to clean and disinfect the meter?

Super Sani-Cloth® disposable, pop-up wipes are a convenient way to kill germs, and have been approved for cleaning and disinfecting the meter. You can buy them online from Amazon.com, Office Depot, Walmart and other retailers.

What parts of the meter should be cleaned and disinfected?

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.

Where can I find out what an error code or screen message is telling me?

Visit your meter's Screen Messages page for a list of messages and definitions or download the Owner's Booklet for your meter.

Special features

How do meal markers work?

Marking results with a pre-meal or post-meal marker can provide more information about how food affects your blood sugar, to aid in managing your numbers. You can also use a general marker to identify a non-fingertip test or post-exercise result. When you review the results in the meter's memory, these markers can help you remember what was different about the result.

To use a marker:

  1. When you perform a test you want to mark, do not remove the test strip.
  2. Press and release the right arrow key to toggle through the marker options. When you mark a pre-meal result, you can opt for a post-meal test reminder. The meter can beep 1 or 2 hours after you test to remind you—choose your preference in the set-up mode.
  3. When the marker you want to use appears, remove the test strip from the meter. Refer to your Owner's Booklet for more details.

How do the test reminders work?

You can set up to 4 test reminders per day. At the set reminder time, the meter will beep every 2 minutes, up to 3 times per reminder. The meter will not beep if the meter is on at the reminder time, or if a test has been run within 30 minutes of the reminder time.

Can I silence the test reminder if needed?

Yes. Simply go into setup mode and turn the beeper off.

What software may be used with my ACCU-CHEK blood glucose monitor?

The meter is compatible with the latest version of the ACCU-CHEK 360º diabetes management system.

General questions

How does Roche assure that the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus system provides accurate results?

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

  • For every lot of ACCU-CHEK test strips, containing millions of strips, one out of every 100 vials is tested for consistency of performance
  • Vials representative of the entire lot are tested a second time, some in a lab setting and others with blood from actual people with diabetes to reflect a real-world environment
  • As a result of our quality assurance process, we won’t release affected test strips when any of the samples show a reading outside our accepted limits

Find out more on our Meter Accuracy page.

Will changes to Medicare Part B affect coverage of ACCU-CHEK products?

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.

How should my meter checks compare with lab results?

Because your monitor and lab tests don't measure the same thing, these numbers are likely to vary. Lab tests generally test plasma, but a meter uses whole blood. As a result, even if you take both tests at the exact same time, your meter is likely to show a lower number than the lab results. This is perfectly acceptable, and your healthcare professional will already be factoring this in.

Are there any conditions where ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems may not be suitable?

Yes, certain substances can interfere with some ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems and cause falsely high results. For example, if you use peritoneal dialysis solutions containing icodextrin (such as EXTRANEAL®), take certain immunoglobulin therapies that contain maltose (such as Octagam® 5%, WinRho® SDF Liquid or HepaGam B) or use other therapies that contain or metabolize to maltose (such as Orenica®, ADEPT® or BEXXAR®), your glucose reading will be inaccurate.

The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter, the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Nano meter, and the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip used with an ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter deliver accurate test results in the presence of maltose.

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Free shipping! Order lancing devices and other accessories in the ACCU-CHEK eStore. Or visit the Where to Buy page to find retailers that carry test strips and other ACCU-CHEK blood glucose testing supplies.


Lancing products

ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device: Offers the same technology as the ACCU-CHEK FastClix device, which has been proven least painful,1 and 11 customizable depth settings.

Control solutions

ACCU-CHEK Aviva control solution: Use ACCU-CHEK Aviva control solution instead of blood to run a control test to ensure that your ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter and ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strips work properly and provide reliable results. Refer to the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter's Owner's Booklet for information on when a control test should be run.

Meter accessories

ACCU-CHEK Aviva soft cases: Choose from a variety of colors and embroidered designs to hold your meter and testing supplies with style.

Data management

ACCU-CHEK 360° diabetes management system: Automatic, one-click downloads, graphing of comprehensive health data and simple print, fax and email functions make it easy to be on the same page with your healthcare team.

ACCU-CHEK 360° replacement cable: Order a replacement or extra USB cable for downloading blood sugar results and insulin pump data to your PC.

Glooko Logbook for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: Use the Glooko™ Logbook app with the Glooko MeterSync Cable and Glooko IR Adapter to download your blood sugar numbers into your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® and review them anywhere you go.2

Alert

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following U.S. Patents which may be marked on certain ACCU-CHEK® products have expired or are otherwise no longer in force and are no longer a part of any restricted, limited patent license in which any of them may have been included: 4,891,319; 4,924,879; 4,963,814; 4,999,582; 4,999,632; 5,053,199; Re.36,268; 5,206,147; 5,240,860; and 5,318,584/Re.35,803.

1Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.
2While not designed specifically for iPad, Glooko Logbook can be downloaded to an iPad and viewed in 2x compatibility mode.

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One millionth of a liter. 1 microliter of blood is a drop 1 millimeter wide, by 1 millimeter tall, by 1 millimeter deep.

A simple sugar created by the breakdown of carbohydrates in food. Glucose is the body's source of quick energy. On this site, we use "blood glucose" and "blood sugar" interchangeably.

A pen-like device that pricks the skin with fine needle, or lancet, to obtain a blood sample for testing.

Performing blood glucose tests on other parts of your body, such as the palm, forearm or upper arm.*

 

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