Blood Glucose Test Strips
Blood Glucose Test Strips for Medical Facilities & Diabetic Patients
Blood glucose test strips are used in combination with digital glucose monitors for quickly and precisely testing blood glucose levels. The test strips are used to absorb capillary blood, gained by pricking the skin with a lancet or a lancing device. Then, the strip is brought to the sensor. The biochemical sensors are based on enzyme activity and create an electric signal that is intensified and interpreted by the glucose meter.
Modern Blood Glucose Test Strips Save on Blood Quantity & Measurement Time
In contrast to previous models, modern testing strips only need the minimal quantity of approximately 0.4 µl of blood to deliver reliable results. This is especially beneficial for patients who have to control their blood sugar levels regularly, e.g. if they are suffering from diabetes mellitus. Another advantage of the new meters and strips is, that the results are delivered within seconds.
This is particularly time-saving for medical facilities, such as surgeries, hospitals or nursing homes. Moreover, diabetes patients profit from the shorter measurement times, as blood sugar determination can be integrated into everyday life more easily.
Depending on the device, glucose levels are determined with whole blood or plasma. Many modern test strips also have an automatic underfilling detection for the sensor: the blood glucose monitoring only starts when a minimum amount of blood has been applied. This effectively prevents measurement errors and unnecessary consumption of blood glucose tests.
While some manufacturers require the blood glucose monitor to be calibrated with a code strip included in the pack of test strips, codefree strips can be used immediately, without needing calibration.
Instead of using conventional test strips, the Accu-Chek Mobile Glucometer uses a test cassette. It allows up to 50 measurements with one single cassette. With this system, it is not necessary to remove individual nest strips, as the cassette is completely disposed of after use.
Diabetes Test Strips for Elderly Diabetes Patients
The glucose test strips for the Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Meter are especially suitable for diabetes care in elderly patients. The strips are particularly large, so that they can easily be handled and inserted in the meter by senior citizens. Additionally, their measurement range of the Accu-Chek Aviva test strips is particularly wide, to reliably determine both very high and very low blood sugar levels.
Blood Glucose Test Strips from Beurer, Roche & other Manufacturers
In our medical online shop, we offer test strips and blood sugar monitors from Roche, like the Accu-Chek Aviva and the Accu-Chek Mobile and blood glucose test strips from Beurer and other manufacturers at affordable prices. With us, you will also find lancets and other lancing devices for obtaining blood samples.
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