Are home glucose test kits accurate?

Accuracy. 6? Home blood glucose meters are considered clinically accurate if the result is within 20 percent of what a lab test would indicate. For example, a glucose meter result of 100 mg/dL could vary on the downside to 80 mg/dL or on the upside to 120 mg/dL and still be considered accurate.

Correspondingly, how do I know if my glucose meter is accurate?

Check your blood sugar level with your meter at the same time that blood is drawn for lab tests. Then compare your meter’s reading with the lab results. Results that are within 15 percent of the lab reading are considered accurate.

Also Know, how do you calibrate a glucose meter? Calibrating Your Sensor

  1. Wash your hands before taking a fingerstick test.
  2. Enter the BG (blood glucose) readings into the pump/monitor right away.
  3. Don’t use old meter BG readings or previous sensor readings as a calibration.
  4. Wait at least 15 minutes between calibration entries.

Keeping this in view, which blood glucose meter is most accurate?

The six meters that were consistently reported clinically accurate BGL results were the Bayer Contour Next, Roche, ACCU-CHK AVIVA Plus, Arkray Walmart ReliOn Confirm (Micro), Agamatrix, CVS Advanced, Abbott FreeStyle Lite, Roche Accu-Chek Smart View.

Why do you need to wipe off the first drop of blood?

Wipe away the first drop of blood (which tends to contain excess tissue fluid). pressure to the surrounding tissue until another drop of blood appears. Avoid “milking”. The drop of blood must be big enough to fill the strip completely.

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