A1CNow Selfcheck monitor with 4 test strips provides a fast and easy way of obtaining accurate HbA1c results in the home to help you better manage (or avoid) diabetes. Results in 5 minutes.
Manufacturer does not sell test strips separately from monitor.
There will always be differences between multiple test results due to normal variation, time between tests, and differences between methods. In fact, duplicate test results from the same patient will rarely match even when the test is performed using the same method at the same time. Differences can sometimes appear greater because one result could be slightly higher and the other could be slightly lower than the reference (true) value. Positive and negative biases are often present in all of the most frequently used A1c testing methods. Multiple A1c methods should not be used to evaluate a single patient or the performance of an A1c testing device because large and sometimes unacceptable inter-method differences are possible when multiple A1c testing devices are used for an individual patient.
There will always be differences between multiple test results due to normal variation, time between tests and differences between methods. In fact, duplicate test results from the same patient will rarely match even when the test is performed by the same method at the same time. Differences can sometimes appear greater because one result could be slightly higher and the other could be slightly lower than the reference (true) value.
Keep the analyzer to run the other test(s) and dispose of it after the last test has been performed. Dispose of the other used components (except the lancet) in household waste. Each lancet, shaker, blood collector and cartridge can be used only once. Since the lancet has a sharp point, it should be disposed of in an appropriate sharps container in the same way you dispose of your blood sugar testing lancets. The analyzer could have residual biological material and in this case it should be regarded as contaminated waste and be disposed of in an appropriate biohazardous waste container.
The A1CNow Self Check system test can be performed at any time of the day. No fasting is required. You may wish to run the test at the same time you do your blood sugar test.
Try washing your hands in warm water. Warm water will help increase blood flow for a better fingerstick. You may also massage the finger before the fingerstick.
Hold the blood collector horizontally or at least a 45° angle relative to the blood drop. Touch the tip gently to the drop of blood and allow the tube to fill. It will stop automatically when it is filled completely.
Apply pressure to your finger to get more blood. Again, touch the tip gently to the drop of blood and allow the tube to fill. You may have to re-prick your finger to get the necessary blood. If the blood collector does not fill, call Customer Service: 1-877-870-5610.
Carefully wipe the tip of the blood collector with a piece of gauze or tissue. If some of the blood comes out while doing this, touch the tip gently to the blood drop to re-fill the blood collector.
Call Customer Service: 1-877-870-5610
Make sure you are inserting the cartridge facing correctly. The code should be on top as you insert the cartridge into the analyzer.
Throw away the cartridge that has been opened for more than 2 minutes. Inaccurate results can be obtained. Use another cartridge in the kit instead.
Do not use the cartridge. Save the packaging materials and call Customer Service: 1-877-870-5610
Take the cartridge out. Re-insert in until it ‘clicks’. If the analyzer still does not turn on, this means that it may have a problem and can’t be used. Call Customer Service: 1-877-870-5610
Call Customer Service: 1-877-870-5610
‘QCOK’ means the analyzer is working correctly. The number you see is your A1C result. Write your result down in the result log on the front of this insert. The analyzer will show the result for 60 minutes and will turn off automatically.
Review your result with your healthcare professional.
If “QCOK” is not displayed, refer to troubleshooting section or contact Customer Service: 1-877-870-5610
After you write down your result, you can throw away the used blood collector, shaker, and cartridge appropriately. These items can be used only once. Note that the lancet is also a single-use item.
Save the analyzer for additional tests (see outside box for quantity as it may vary). The analyzer will display, for example, “01TL” showing that there is one test left. When analyzer is displaying “00TL”, it indicates that you have used all tests. Once you have used all tests, you can discard the analyzer appropriately.