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OneTouch® Basic®

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Manufacturer LifeScan
Brand OneTouch®
Product Name Basic®
Sample Size (µL) 1
Test Sites 1 site- fingertips
Meter Size (dimensions) 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches
Test Time (seconds) 45
Coding Required? No: no coding required

Altitude (up to) 7,200 feet
Auto Shut Off no, power button
Averaging (days) N/A
Battery (2) AAA Alkaline
Blood Type fresh capillary or venous whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 3 months after opening or expiration date
Download Capacities yes
Hematocrit Range 30 to 55%
Humidity Range <90%
Memory (# of tests) 75
Memory Can Be Cleared no
Methodology N/A
Phone Number 1-800-227-8862
Reference whole blood
Short Fill Detection no
Show Date and Time yes
Strip Ejection no
Strip Expected Life 4 months after opening or expiration date
System Operating Conditions 59 - 95°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 0-600
Test Strips Used* OneTouch Basic, Profile, OneTouch II
Tests Per Battery 0
Warranty 3 years
Website onetouch.com
Weight 1.2 ounces
75-test memory with optional display of date and time. Simple, 3-step test procedure. Large, easy to handle test strips. Single-button coding. Data downloading with OneTouch software.

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Tuesday, Mar 03 2009 14:07 EST by My Rating:
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I can't imagine why they even continue to make this meter. It is huge, and requires a hanging drop of blood. This is the meter my son used for the first few years and it is part of the reason that I was beside myself with worry about how my daughter would ever manage to test her own blood. Luckily there was a newer model available which she was able to manage even with her disability. It is beyond me why anyone would want to wait for 45 seconds for a blood sugar test result, but I suppose that there may be some people that don't want to change the way they do things. At least it looks like you no longer have to code it.

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