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OneTouch® UltraLink™

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Manufacturer LifeScan
Brand OneTouch®
Product Name UltraLink™
Sample Size (µL) 1
Test Sites 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or palm
Meter Size (dimensions) 3.5 x 2.4 x 1 inches
Test Time (seconds) 5
Coding Required? Yes: manually via monitor buttons

Altitude (up to) 10,000 feet
Auto Shut Off 2 minutes
Averaging (days) N/A
Battery (2) AAA Alkaline
Blood Type fresh capillary whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 3 months after opening or expiration date
Download Capacities yes
Hematocrit Range 30 - 55%
Humidity Range 10 - 90%
Memory (# of tests) 500
Memory Can Be Cleared no
Methodology N/A
Phone Number 1-866-621-4846
Reference plasma
Short Fill Detection no
Show Date and Time yes
Strip Ejection no
Strip Expected Life 3 months after opening or expiration date
System Operating Conditions 43 – 111°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 20 - 600
Test Strips Used* OneTouch UltraLink
Tests Per Battery 0
Warranty 3 years
Website onetouch.com
Weight approximately 3 ounces including batteries

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Saturday, Mar 07 2009 19:20 EST by 2review My Rating:
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I tried this meter because it communicated with my insulin pump, which is a very convenient thing. However, whenever I try a new meter, I always do more than one test at the same time to see how reliable the readings are. I found that the OneTouch was not at all reliable; e.g., I once got readings of 275 and 237 at the same time -- well beyond a reasonable margin of error. In addition, when I did concurrent tests with the FreeStyle meter, which I know to be reliable, the OneTouch readings were as much as 20% off. I would have liked to have used the OneTouch for convenience, but not at the expense of accuracy.

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