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  • Accu-Chek® Softclix Plus
  • Accu-Chek® Softclix Plus
  • Accu-Chek® Softclix Plus

ACCU-CHEK® Softclix Plus lancing device

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus blood glucose monitor comes with a detachable lancing device—you can choose to use it attached or detached from the meter. Plus, it uses the same technology as the ACCU-CHEK FastClix device, which has been proven least painful.1

Personalized comfort. The ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus 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. Lancing device uses beveled 28-gauge lancets for smoother entry.

See how easy it is to use.


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NOTICE: The following U.S. Patents which may be marked on certain ACCU-CHEK® products have expired or are otherwise no longer in force and are no longer a part of any restricted, limited patent license in which any of them may have been included: 4,891,319; 4,924,879; 4,963,814; 4,999,582;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.

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How do I use the lancing device?

This video shows you how to set the comfort dial, load, prime and use the lancing device.

Which Comfort Dial setting should I use?

This video shows you how to set the comfort dial, load, prime and use the lancing device.

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, upper arm, thigh or calf testing. (These are suggested settings, yours may differ.)

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

How do I use the clear alternate site testing cap?

Remove the blue cap from the lancing device. Attach the clear plastic cap, and twist the Comfort Dial until you reach your chosen depth setting. Prime the lancing device, and place the clear cap firmly against the selected site.1 Press the release button to lance.

Can I change the lancet while the device is attached to the meter?

Yes, the device can be used attached to or detached from the meter, including performing blood sugar checks and changing lancets.

Can I use a lancet more than once?

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 more hygienic. Even if you decide to reuse lancets, never use a lancet that has been used by someone else.

Can I continue to use my ACCU-CHEK lancing device if it's been dropped?

Dropping the lancing device with a lancet inserted may loosen the lancet in its holder. If that happens, the lancet will no longer be properly lodged and cannot be used to obtain blood. In rare cases, the lancet may protrude from the cap. Take great care not to touch the front of the cap.

How should I safely dispose of used lancets?

Lancets should be placed and disposed in an approved sharps container, and in accordance with local regulations.

Find out more about how to deal with sharps responsibly.

The ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus and ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing device User's Guide provides step-by-step instructions for using the device.

Open the ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device User's Guide

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CADMS references: R86218

Store and share blood
glucose results online

The ACCU-CHEK Connect
system securely stores
data for access anywhere.

CADMS references: R86218

Easily calculate
mealtime insulin

The ACCU-CHEK Connect
meter and app deliver
precise dosing advice.

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.

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