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What is the purpose of using control solution?

OneTouch® Ultra® Control Solution contains a known amount of glucose and is used to check that the meter and the test strips are working properly.

Do a control solution test:  

  • To practice the test process without having to use blood
  • Once a week to check your meter
  • Whenever you open a new vial of test strips
  • If you suspect the meter or test strips are not working properly
  • If you are repeatedly getting unexpected blood sugar results
  • If you drop or damage your meter

NOTE:

  • Use only OneTouch® Ultra® Control Solution with your OneTouch® UltraMini® or OneTouch® Ultra®2 Meter.
  • Control solution tests must be done at room temperature (68°F–77°F). Make sure your meter, test strips, and control solution are at room temperature before testing.

CAUTION:

Do not swallow control solution—it is not for human consumption.

Do not apply control solution to the skin or eyes as it may cause irritation.

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