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How do I apply blood to the test strip?

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Step 1
Prepare to apply the sample

Keeping your finger extended and steady, move the meter and test strip toward the blood drop.

Do not apply blood on the top of the test strip.

Do not hold the meter and test strip underneath the blood drop. This may cause blood to run into the test port and damage the meter.

When applying a drop of blood from your forearm or palm, keep your palm or forearm steady and bring the top edge of the test strip to the drop of blood with your other hand.

Step 2
Apply the sample

Line up the test strip with the blood drop so that the narrow channel on the edge of the test strip is almost touching the edge of the blood drop.

Gently touch the channel to the edge of the blood drop.

Be careful not to push the test strip against your fingertip or the test strip may not fill completely.

NOTE:

  • Do Not smear or scrape the drop of blood with the test strip.
  • Do Not apply more blood to the test strip after you have moved the drop of blood away.
  • Do Not move the test strip in the meter during a test.

CAUTION: You may get an error message (Er 5 message on the OneTouch UltraMini® or Error 5 message on the OneTouch Ultra2®) or an inaccurate result if the blood sample does not fill the confirmation window completely. Discard the test strip and re-start the test process.

Step 3
Wait for the confirmation window to fill completely

The blood drop will be drawn into the narrow channel and the confirmation window should fill completely. When the confirmation window is full, this means you have applied enough blood.

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