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Pet Blood Glucose Meter

Intended Use

The Accu-Tell Blood Glucose Monitoring System (Meter Model: VGM06) is designed to quantitatively measure the glucose concentration in fresh capillary whole blood. The Accu-Tell Blood Glucose Monitoring System is based on measurement of electrical current caused by the reaction of the glucose with the reagents on the electrode of the test strip. The blood sample is pulled into the tip of the test strip through capillary action. Glucose in the sample reacts with glucose enzyme and the mediator. Electrons are generated, producing a current that is positive correlation to the glucose concentration in the sample. After the reaction time, the glucose concentration in the sample is displayed. The meter is calibrated to display plasma-like concentration results.

The Accu-Tell Blood Glucose Monitoring System is designed for use in home and clinical settings by pet owners and veterinarians. It is intended to use as an aid for persons with diabetic pets and by veterinarians to monitor glucose concentration in whole blood of cats and dogs and monitor the effectiveness of diabetes control. The system should not be used for diagnosis of diabetes.

Performing a Control Test

Press to turn on the meter. A symbol of a test strip appears letting you know the meter is ready to test. 

Press and hold  for 3 seconds, and then a symbol of control appears letting you know the meter is reading for control testing.

If you press and hold  for 3 seconds again, the control test symbol will be disappear to let you know the meter is reading for blood glucose testing.

Remove a test strip from the test strip vial or foil pouch. Tightly close the vial cap immediately after you have removed the test strip.

Note: Check the expiration and discard dates of the test strips. Do not use the expiredtest strip.

      Insert a test strip into the meter in the direction of the arrows.

Shake the control solution bottle thoroughly. Squeeze the control solution bottle gently and discard the first drop. Squeeze out a second small drop on a clean nonabsorbent surface.

Note:

Do not apply control solution to the test strip directly from the bottle. 

Immediately touch the tip of the test strip to the drop of control solution. The control solution is pulled into the test strip through the strip tip. Note:  

If the control solution sample does not fill the check window, do not add a second drop. Discard the test strip and start over with a new test strip.

Hold it in the drop until the meter beeps, and then you see the meter count down on the screen and followed with your control test result after a beep.

Note: Control results are not included in the 7, 14 and 30 day average calculation.
Understand Your Control Test Result
Compare your control test result with the ranges printed on the test strip vial label or on the foil pouch.
Notes:

If your control test result is out of range:

Check the expiration dates and discard dates of the test strip and control solution. Make sure that the test strip vial has not been opened for more than 6 months and the control solution bottle has not been opened for more than 6 months. Discard any expired test strips or control solution.

Confirm the temperature in which you are testing is between 10 and 40°C (50-104°F).

  • Make sure that the test strip vial and the control solution bottle have been tightly capped.
  • Make sure the test strip was used immediately after removing from the test strip vial or foil pouch.
  • Make sure the control solution was mixed well.
Confirm that you are using Accu-Tell brand control solution.

    Make sure that you followed the test procedure correctly.

After checking all of the conditions listed above, repeat the control solution test with a new test strip. If your results still fall out of the range indicated on the test strip vial label or on the foil pouch, your meter or test strips may not be working properly. DO NOT use the system to test blood. Contact your dealer for help.

To turn your meter off, just remove the test strip. Dispose of the used test strips as medical waste. Control results will be not included in your blood glucose averages.

Using the Meter Memory

Your meter automatically stores up to 300 results with the time and date. Test results are stored from the newest to the oldest. The meter will also calculate the average values of records from the last 7, 14 and 30 days.

Notes: 

If there are already 300 records in memory, the oldest record will be erased to make room for a new one.

    It is very important to set the correct time and date in the meter, please make sure the time and date are correct after you change your battery.

    Control results are not included in the 7, 14 and 30 day average calculation.

Viewing Your Test Results

When your meter is off, press  to turn meter on after a beep, a symbol of strip flashes on the display, press  again, the 7 day average will appear in the center of the display with the number of results shown at the top of the display. If you want to review the memory after you immediately performed a test, with the test result on the display, press  to see the 7 day average.

Press  to view the 14 day average. Press  again to review the 30 day average.  

Continue to press  to review previous results in order. Results will be shown starting with the most recent. Each result will show the date and time the test was taken. 

When END appears on the display, you have viewed all of the results in the memory.   

 





Limitations

The Accu-Tell Blood Glucose Meter, Test Strips and Control Solution are been designed, tested and proven to work together effectively to provide accurate blood glucose measurements. Do not use components from other brands.

  • Cat and Dog’s fresh capillary blood may be collected into test tubes containing sodium heparin, lithium heparin if the blood is used within 10 minutes. Do not use sodium fluoride/oxalate or other anticoagulants or preservatives.

  • Use only with whole blood. Do not use with serum or plasma samples.

  • Very high (above 60%) and very low (below 30%) hematocrit levels can cause false results. Consult your veterinary doctor to find your pet’s hematocrit level.

  • Abnormally high levels of vitamin C and other reducing substances will produce false high blood glucose measurements.

  • The system is tested to accurately read the measurement of glucose in whole blood within the range of 10 to 600 mg/dL (0.6-33.3 mmol/L).

  • Fatty substances (triglycerides up to 3,000 mg/dL (166.7 mmol/L) or cholesterol up to 500 mg/dL (27.7 mmol/L)) have no major effect on blood glucose test results.

  • The Accu-Tell Blood Glucose Monitoring System has been tested and shown to work properly up to 10,000ft (3,048 meters).

  • Dispose of blood samples and materials carefully. Treat all blood samples as if they are infectious materials. Follow proper precautions and obey all local regulations when disposing of materials.