The Accu-Chek Performa meter is easy to operate and thanks to the preset time and date*, enables the user to begin testing quickly.
Testing Blood Glucose
Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and dry them well.
Insert a test strip into the meter, and verify that the code number displayed on the screen matches the code number on test strip container.
Both a test strip and blood drop symbol will appear on the display.
Touch the drop of blood to the front edge of the yellow window on the test strip—do not apply to top of the strip or window. A flashing hour-glass symbol indicates enough blood has been applied. If necessary, more blood can be applied within 5 seconds. The result appears in the display.
In addition to fingertip testing, the Accu-Chek Performa system can be used for testing on alternate sites, including the palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf. Alternate site testing (AST) requires the use of a special lancet cap. Consult your healthcare professional to see if alternate site testing is suitable for you.
For more information on how to use your meter, please see your Accu-Chek Performa Owner’s Booklet.