How do I test my meter with OneTouch Ultra® Control Solution?
How to perform a control solution test
Start with the meter off. If you have turned the meter on to change settings or review past results, turn it off.
Check the code on the test strip vial before inserting the strip
Insert a test strip to turn on the meter
Make sure the 3 contact bars are facing you when you insert a test strip. Push the strip in as far as it will go. Do not bend the strip.
Match the code on the meter with the code on the test strip vial
If the code on the meter does not match the code on the test strip vial, press ▲ or ▼ to match the code number on the test strip vial. The new code number will flash on the display for 3 seconds, then briefly stop flashing, after which the display will advance to the APPLY BLOOD screen.
If the codes already match, press to go to the APPLY BLOOD screen. When you do not make a change after 5 seconds, the display will advance to the APPLY BLOOD screen.
Mark the test as a control solution test
Press ▲ to change APPLY BLOOD to APPLY CONTROL. You must mark the test before you apply control solution. Once you have completed the test, you can’t change the marking.
The meter is now ready to perform a control solution test.
Prepare and apply control solution
Shake the control solution vial before each test. Remove the cap and squeeze the vial to discard the first drop. Then wipe the tip with a clean tissue or cloth. Hold the vial upside down and gently squeeze a hanging drop.
Touch and hold the hanging drop of control solution to the narrow channel in the top edge of the test strip. Make sure the confirmation window fills completely. Control solution should not be applied to the flat face of the test strip.