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Accu-Chek® Active

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Manufacturer Roche
Brand Accu-Chek®
Product Name Active
Sample Size (µL) 1
Test Sites 6 sites- fingertips, forearm, calf, palm, thigh or upper arm
Meter Size (dimensions) 4.5 x 6 x 0.9 inches
Test Time (seconds) 5
Coding Required? Yes: snap-in code key

Altitude (up to) 10,150 feet
Auto Shut Off 2 minutes
Averaging (days) 7,14
Battery (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium
Blood Type fresh capillary whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 3 months after opening
Download Capacities yes
Hematocrit Range 30 - 57%
Humidity Range < 85%
Memory (# of tests) 200
Memory Can Be Cleared yes
Methodology reflectance
Phone Number 1-800-858-8072
Reference plasma
Short Fill Detection yes
Show Date and Time yes
Strip Ejection no
Strip Expected Life 3 months after opening or expiration date
System Operating Conditions 50 - 104°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 10 - 600
Test Strips Used* Accu-Chek Active
Tests Per Battery 1000
Warranty 3 years
Website accu-chek.com
Weight 1.45 ounces
Two-step procedure. Meter turns on automatically when strip is inserted. Alternate site testing. Results are downloadable. Small sample size. 7- and 14-day averaging. Rubber grips. English and Spanish instructions including a "First Time Guide." Toll-free call center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with multilingual representatives.

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Monday, Apr 25 2011 15:03 EST by gracewang My Rating:
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very easy to use. Very good.

Thursday, Jan 15 2009 07:39 EST by My Rating:
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This is the machine I use every day now because it is the easiest I have come accross ina while. I work in a hospital so I am fortunate enough to get many offers to try different machines and I was glad I gave the Active a shot. I like the Active because it is small and I am able to download the results to my computer to see my week long averages. I am also very impressed with the Accu-Chek customer service as I had to call them the first time I wanted to transfer the data to my computer and was lost. The person I spoke with couldn't have been more helpful as she walked me through the steps. Overall I highly recommend this product.

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