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Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System
User’s Manual
Definition of Symbols
These symbols are associated with your meter.
Batch code
This packaging is capable of
being recycled
Catalog number
Manufacturer
Caution
Sterilized using irradiation
(lancets only)
Consult instructions for use
Temperature limitation
Date of manufacture
Use by
Do not drink
Serial Number
Do not reuse
The batteries in this product
should be removed and
disposed in accordance with
local regulations for separate
collection of spent batteries.
In vitro diagnostic medical
device
Table of Contents
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Welcome
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Important Things to Know about
Your Precision Xtra Blood Glucose and
Ketone Monitoring System3
Intended Use
How Your Precision Xtra
Blood Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System Works
Precision Xtra Kit Contents
Getting to Know Your Meter’s Features
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2
9
Setting Up Your Precision Xtra Meter
Buttons to Use
Setup Options
How to Set the Beeper, Date, Time, & View
Measurement Units
Set Beeper Set Time
Set Date
Set Time Format
Set Date Format
Blood Glucose Measurement Units
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Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
What You Will Need
Important Information about Monitoring
Your Blood Glucose
How to Monitor Your Blood Glucose
Understanding Your Result
4
Monitoring Your Blood Ketone
What You Will Need
Important Information about Monitoring
Your Blood Ketone
How to Monitor Your Blood Ketone
Understanding Your Result
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Doing A Control Solution Test
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Why Do A Control Solution Test?
When Is Doing A Control Solution Test Recommended?
Important Information about Control Solution Testing
What You Will Need
How to Do Control Solution Testing
Understanding Your Result
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Reviewing & Using Your Results
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What Can Your Meter Show You?
How to See Results in Memory
How to See Averages
Transferring Your Results to a Computer
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44
7
Understanding & Troubleshooting
Error Messages
45
What An Error Message Means &
What You Need to Do
8
Your Meter’s Specifications & Limitations49
Important Information about Using Blood Samples from the Forearm, Upper Arm,
or Base of the Thumb
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51
9
Caring For Your Meter52
Cleaning Your Meter
Replacing Your Meter’s Battery
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References55
Welcome
Thank you for choosing the Precision Xtra® Blood Glucose and
Ketone Monitoring System.
Important steps for using the System are inside this manual.
Please read it carefully.
Your new Precision Xtra Blood Glucose and Ketone
Monitoring System is an important tool that can help you
better manage your diabetes. The System measures both
blood glucose (sugar) and blood ketone. Blood glucose and
blood ketone results can help you understand your diabetes
and what happens with:
•Food
•Exercise
•Stress and illness
•Diabetes medications
Always monitor your blood glucose and blood ketone
according to your healthcare professional’s recommendations.
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In the United States, call Customer Service at 1-800-527-3339
with any questions you may have about the Precision Xtra
Blood Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System. We are available
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you cannot reach Customer
Service, contact your healthcare professional.
Outside the United States, please contact your local Abbott
Diabetes Care Inc. office or distributor.
Please read the following items before using your Precision Xtra
Blood Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System:
•User's manual
•Blood glucose test strip instructions for use
•Blood ketone test strip instructions for use
•Lancing device instructions for use and other information
•Warranty card
IMPORTANT:
Any user's manual text shown in a shaded box like this
one is important information. Please pay special attention
to these boxes.
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Important Things to
Know about Your Precision
Xtra® Blood Glucose and
Ketone Monitoring System
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
Intended Use
Your Precision Xtra System:
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Important
Information
CHAPTER 1
•Is indicated for home (lay user) or professional use in the
management of patients with diabetes.
•Is for self testing or healthcare professional
use outside the body (in vitro diagnostic use).
•Is for monitoring glucose in fresh whole
blood (for example, from the fingertip).
•Is for monitoring ketone in fresh whole blood
from the fingertip only.
•Measures β-hydroxybutyrate (ketone), the most important
of the three ketone bodies circulating in the bloodstream.
•Use only Precision Xtra® Blood Glucose Test Strips and
Precision Xtra® Blood β-Ketone Test Strips. Other test
strips may produce inaccurate results.
•Please refer to your test strip instructions for use for
important information about sample types that may be
used with these test strips.
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Potential Infection Risk:
Healthcare professionals performing blood tests with this
system on multiple patients must always wear gloves and
should follow the infection control policies and procedures
approved by their facility.
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Read the instructions in this user’s manual. Failure to follow
instructions will cause incorrect results. Practice the testing
procedures before using the meter. Follow your healthcare
professional’s advice when testing blood glucose levels and
blood ketone levels.
Observe caution when using around children. Small parts
may constitute a choking hazard.
How Your Precision Xtra Blood Glucose and Ketone
Monitoring System Works
When you insert a test strip into your meter, the Apply
Sample message shows on your meter’s display window.
When a blood sample or control solution sample is
applied to the test strip, the glucose or ketone reacts with
the chemicals on the test strip. This reaction produces a
small electrical current that is measured. The result shows
on your meter’s display window.
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Important
Information
Healthcare Professionals:
Please refer to the test strip instructions for use for more
information about sample types.
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Important
Information
Precision Xtra Kit Contents
Precision Xtra Meter
Precision Xtra User’s Manual
–Contains system information and directions.
Carrying Case
– Use this to store and carry your meter and other
monitoring supplies.
Your kit may also contain:
Logbook
– Use this to record your test results, activities, and
medications.
Lancing Device, Lancets, Instructions for Use and
Other Information.
Blood Glucose Test Strips and Instructions for Use.
Items not included:
MediSense Control Solutions
Blood Ketone Test Strips and Instructions for Use
Data Management System
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This shows:
•Blood glucose and blood ketone results.
•Previous test results and error messages.
• Blood glucose averages.
IMPORTANT:
Each time you turn your meter on, a full
display shows. This is called a Display
Check. Look at the Display Check each
time it appears on your meter’s display
window, especially before you check
your blood glucose or blood ketone.
The Display Check shows on the display
window briefly.
Display Check
Do not use the meter if the meter
Display Check does not exactly match the
picture here (for example, if you see a "3"
instead of an "8"). The meter may show an
incorrect result when you use it. Please call
Customer Service for assistance.
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Important
Information
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Getting to Know Your Meter’s Features
Display Window
Important
Information
IMPORTANT:
Avoid getting dust, dirt,
blood, control solution, water,
or any other substance in the
test strip port.
Strip Port
Display
Window
This is where you insert:
•A blood glucose test strip.
•A blood ketone test strip.
•Data cable (not included)
for uploading results to a
computer.
Backlight
Button
Back
Button
Mode Button
Use this button to:
•Turn meter ON and OFF.
•Access meter setup options.
Strip
•Access and save meter settings.
Port
•Access previous results and averages.
Forward Button
Back Button
Use these buttons to:
•Review and select meter settings.
•Review results and averages.
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Mode Forward
Button Button
Backlight Button
Important
Information
Use this button to:
•Turn backlight ON and OFF.
Battery Compartment
This is where the battery is installed.
•If your meter does not turn on, check
that your battery is installed properly.
•For new battery installation, see
Chapter 9.
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CHAPTER 2
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Setup Options
Set Beeper
Setting Up
Your Meter
Buttons to Use
Mode Button
Forward Button
Back Button
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Setting Up Your
Precision Xtra Meter
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
If the beeper is set ON, it will beep when:
•The test countdown starts.
•The test countdown finishes.
Set Time, Set Date
IMPORTANT: Please check that the correct time and
date is set before you use the meter for the first time. This
will help you keep records of when you monitor and will
help you and your healthcare professional make informed
decisions about your care.
You must set the time and date to review averages.
You may need to re-set the time and date:
•After you replace the battery.
•When you travel between time zones or when the time
zone you are in changes.
In "Set Date", you set the year, month, and day.
Set Time Format
In "Set Time Format", you choose how the time shows on
the meter’s display window.
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In "Set Date Format", you choose how the month and
day show on the meter’s display window.
Measurement Units
Blood glucose measurement units are factory-set in mg/dL.
Blood ketone measurement units are in mmol/L only.
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How to Set the Beeper, Date, Time, &
View Measurement Units
Before you start, please note: "Press and
Hold" means that you press the button in
for at least 2 seconds. "Press and Release"
means that you press the button and let it
go quickly.
Press and Hold the button to turn the
meter off and save your settings at any
time. The meter automatically turns off after
30 seconds of no action.
If you like the setting that you see on your
meter and do not want to change it, Press
and Release the button to move to the
next setup option.
Beeper ON
Set Beeper
The
The
means the beeper is ON.
means the beeper is OFF.
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Beeper OFF
Setting Up
Your Meter
Set Date Format
1
To turn your meter ON, Press and
Hold the button.
The beeper ON message shows on
the display window. The musical
notes flash on and off, and the
meter beeps.
Setting Up
Your Meter
2
To change the beeper setting, Press
button or the
and Release the
button once.
3
Press and Release the button to
save the beeper setting and to move
to Set Time (Hour).
Set Time
Hour:
The Hour flashes on and off.
1
2
Press and Release the button to
move the hour forward.
If you go past the correct hour, Press
and Release the button to move
the hour back.
3
Press and Release the button to
save the hour and to move to
Set Minutes.
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Minutes:
1
2
Press and Release the button to
move the minutes forward.
If you go past the correct minute, Press
and Release the button to move the
minutes back.
3
Press and Release the button to save
the minutes and to move to Set Date.
Set Date
Year:
The Year flashes on and off.
1
2
Press and Release the button to
move the year forward.
If you go past the correct year, Press
and Release the button to move the
year back.
3
Press and Release the button to save
the year and to move to Set Month.
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Setting Up
Your Meter
The Minutes flash on and off.
Month:
Setting Up
Your Meter
The Month flashes on and off.
1
2
Press and Release the button to
move the month forward.
If you go past the correct month,
Press and Release the button to
move the month back.
3
Press and Release the button to save
the month and to move to Set Day.
Day:
The Day flashes on and off.
1
2
Press and Release the button to
move the day forward.
If you go past the correct day, Press
and Release the button to move
the day back.
3
Press and Release the button to
save the day and to move to Set
Time Format.
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Set Time Format
Choice #1
You have two choices:
Setting Up
Your Meter
Choice #1: For the 12-hour format, AM
or PM shows.
Choice #2: For the 24-hour format, AM
or PM does not show.
1
To change the Time Format, Press
and Release the button or the
button once.
2
Press and Release the button to
save the Time Format and to move
to Set Date Format.
Choice #2
Set Date Format
Choice #1
You have two choices:
Choice #1: For the month-day format,
"-" shows with the date.
Example: "May 25" shows as "5-25".
Choice #2: For the day.month format,
"•" shows with the date.
Example: "25 May" shows as "25.5".
1
To change the Date Format, Press
and Release the button or the
button once.
2
Press and Release the button to
save the Date Format and to move
to Measurement Units.
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Choice #2
Setting Up
Your Meter
Blood Glucose Measurement Units
Consult your healthcare professional if you have any
questions about the blood glucose measurement units.
This screen shows the blood glucose
measurement units (mg/dL).
Press and Release the
return to Set Beeper.
Press and Hold the
your meter off.
button to
button to turn
You have successfully set up your meter.
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CHAPTER 3
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
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Important Information about Monitoring Your
Blood Glucose
•Do not use out-of-date test strips. Check the expiration
date printed on the test strip box and on each test strip
foil packet. If only the month and year are printed on the
test strip, then the expiration date
is the last day of that month.
A138
45001
2014/03
•Use the test strip immediately
when you take it out of its foil
Example:
packet.
•Do not use a wet, bent, scratched, Expiration date
March 31, 2014
or damaged test strip.
•Do not use the test strip if its foil packet has a puncture or
tear in it.
•Before you monitor your blood glucose allow your meter
and test strip to reach the recommended operating
temperature range of the test strip. The test strip operating
temperature range is in the “What else do I need to know?”
section of the blood glucose test strip instructions for use.
•Read the lancing device instructions for use.
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Monitoring
Blood Glucose
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What You Will Need
•Precision Xtra blood glucose test strip with its instructions
for use
•Precision Xtra meter
•Lancing device and a new, sterile lancet
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How to Monitor Your Blood Glucose
Getting Started
1
2
Prepare your lancing device.
Monitoring
Blood Glucose
Wash your hands and the test site
using warm soapy water and dry
them completely.
3
Open the foil test strip packet at the notch and tear
down to remove the test strip.
4
With the contact bars (3 black lines)
facing up, insert the test strip into the
strip port.
5
Push the test strip in until it stops.
The meter turns on automatically.
These items show on the display window, one
after the other:
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•Display Check – Remember to make
• Time, month, and day (if set)
If date and time are not set, dashes will
show instead of numbers.
• LOT 45001 and the Apply Sample
symbols and , indicating that the
meter is ready for you to apply blood
to the blood glucose test strip.
Note: LOT 45001 must match the LOT number for the
box of blood glucose test strips you are using.
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Blood Glucose
sure that all items in the picture here
show on the display window. (See
Chapter 1 for more information about
the Display Check.)
Obtaining A Blood Drop
Use your lancing device to obtain a blood drop.
Recommendations for Obtaining a Blood Drop
Monitoring
Blood Glucose
•To obtain a sample from an alternative
site (forearm, upper arm, or base
of the thumb), use an appropriate
alternative site lancing device. Results
from alternative sites are subject to
limitation.
Fingertip sampling
•Before you obtain a blood sample
from the fingertip, forearm, upper arm,
or base of the thumb, make sure the
sample site is clean, dry, and warm. To
warm the sample site, wash it in warm Forearm sampling
water, rub the skin vigorously for a few
seconds, or apply a warm pad to it.
•Hang your arm down before pricking
your finger or the base of the thumb
to help blood flow.
•To obtain a blood sample from the
Upper arm sampling
arm, use a fleshy area away from bone.
Avoid areas where there is a lot of hair.
•Apply the blood sample to the test
strip immediately.
Base of thumb
sampling
Note: See page 51 for important information about
alternative site testing.
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Lancets and Lancing Device
•Lancets are for one-time use only. Use a new lancet
each time you monitor.
•Discard your used lancet properly. Put it in an
empty puncture-resistant container, such as a
plastic milk carton or detergent bottle.
•Never share your lancing device or lancet with
Applying the Blood Drop to the Test Strip
1
Touch the blood drop to the white area
at the end of the test strip. The blood is
drawn into the test strip.
Monitoring
Blood Glucose
another person.
Note: If the meter shuts off before you apply
blood to the test strip, remove the test strip from
the meter and try again.
2
Continue to touch the blood drop to the end of
the test strip until the meter begins the test. The
meter begins the test when:
• You hear the beeper, if the beeper is ON.
• The display window shows the status bar.
• Then the display window shows the
countdown.
Note: Do not remove the test strip
from the meter or disturb it during the
countdown.
Countdown
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Status bar
IMPORTANT: If the countdown
does not start:
What It Means:
You might not have applied
enough blood to the test strip.
What to Do:
Monitoring
Blood Glucose
•Apply a second drop of blood to
the test strip. Refer to your test strip
instructions for use for the number
of seconds you have to apply a
second drop.
•If the countdown still does not
start, or if the number of seconds
you have to apply a second drop
have passed, discard the test strip,
turn off your meter, and try again
with a new test strip.
3•
At the end of the countdown:
If the beeper is ON, listen for
the beeper.
•The blood glucose result
shows on the display window.
•The result is stored in your
meter’s memory. You may also
write the result in your logbook.
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Correct
✔
Shutting Off Your Meter
1
Removing the test strip from the strip
port turns off the meter. You can use
the opened foil packet to remove and
discard your used test strip.
2
Note: You may also turn the meter off by Pressing
and Holding the button. If you do not turn your
meter off or pull the test strip out, the meter shuts off
automatically after 60 seconds.
Understanding Your Result
"LO" Result
What It Means:
Your meter has determined that your blood
glucose result is lower than 20 mg/dL or
there may be a problem with the test strip.
What to Do:
Monitor your blood glucose again with a
new test strip. If LO shows on the display
window again, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
Result 300 mg/dL or Higher
When your blood glucose result is
300 mg/dL or higher, KETONES? flashes
on and off on the display window.
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Blood Glucose
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Discard the test strip properly.
What to Do:
If you check your ketones as part of your
diabetes management program, it is
recommended that you check your
blood ketone.
Monitoring
Blood Glucose
"HI" Result
What It Means:
Your meter has determined that your blood
glucose result is higher than 500 mg/dL or
there may be a problem with the test strip.
What to Do:
Monitor your blood glucose again with a
new test strip.
If HI shows on the display window again, contact your
healthcare professional immediately.
If you check your ketones as part of your diabetes
management program, it is recommended that you check
your blood ketone.
"E-3" Result
What It Means:
Your blood glucose may be too low to
be read by the system, or there may be a
problem with the test strip.
What to Do:
Monitor your blood glucose again with a
new test strip. If E-3 shows on the display
window again, contact your healthcare professional
immediately.
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What It Means:
Your blood glucose may be too high to
be read by the system, or there may be a
problem with the test strip.
What to Do:
Monitor your blood glucose again with a
new test strip. If E-4 shows on the display
window again, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
IMPORTANT:
It is recommended that you repeat the blood glucose test
with a new test strip when:
•LO shows on the display window.
•You obtain a low blood glucose result, but you do not have
symptoms of low blood glucose.
•Your meter displays a blood glucose result that is unusually
low, lower than 50 mg/dL.
•HI shows on the display window.
•You obtain a high blood glucose result, but you do not have
symptoms of high blood glucose.
•Your meter displays a result that is unusually high, higher
than 300 mg/dL.
•You question your result.
•Your meter displays an error message (For example, E-4).
IMPORTANT:
A result that is incorrect may have a serious medical outcome.
Consult your healthcare professional before changing your
diabetes medication program.
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Monitoring
Blood Glucose
"E-4" Result
CHAPTER 4
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
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It is important to
check your ketones when:
•You have an illness.
•Your blood glucose is higher than 300 mg/dL.
•You are experiencing unusual blood glucose results.
•You and your healthcare professional determine that it
is necessary.
What You Will Need
•Precision Xtra blood ketone test strip with its
instructions for use.
•Precision Xtra meter.
•Lancing device and a new, sterile lancet.
Important Information about Monitoring Your
Blood Ketone
•For more detailed information about your blood ketone
test strip, please refer to its instructions for use
before monitoring.
•Do not use out-of-date test strips. Check the expiration
date printed on the test strip box and on each test strip
foil packet.
A17
75001
2014/ 03
•Do not put urine on the
blood ketone test strip.
•Use the test strip immediately Example:
Expiration date
when you take it out of its foil
March 31, 2014
packet.
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Ketone
Monitoring Your
Blood Ketone
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•Do not use a wet, bent, scratched, or damaged test strip.
•Do not use the test strip if its foil packet has a puncture or
Monitoring
Blood Ketone
tear in it.
•Use each test strip only once.
•Before you monitor your blood ketone allow your meter and
test strip to reach the recommended operating temperature
range of the test strip. The test strip operating temperature
range is in the “What else do I need to know?” section of your
blood ketone test strip instructions for use.
•Read the lancing device instructions for use.
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How to Monitor Your Blood Ketone
Getting Started
1
Prepare your lancing device.
2
Monitoring Blood
Ketone
Wash your hands using warm soapy
water and dry them completely.
3
Remove the test strip from its
foil packet.
Note: See page 17 for instructions on how to open your
foil test strip packet.
4
Insert the three black lines at the end of the test strip
into the strip port.
5
Push the test strip in until it stops.
The meter turns on
automatically
These items show on the display
window, one after the other:
•Display Check – Remember to make
sure that all items in the picture
here show on the display window.
(See Chapter 1 for more information
about the Display Check.)
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• Time, month, and day (if set)
If date and time are not set, dashes will
show instead of numbers.
• CODE 75001 and the Apply Sample
symbols
.
Monitoring
Blood Ketone
Note: CODE 75001 must match the
LOT number for the box of blood
ketone test strips you are using.
• KETONE and the Apply Sample
symbols , indicating that the meter
is ready for you to apply blood to the
blood ketone test strip.
Obtaining A Blood Drop
Use your lancing device to obtain a blood drop.
IMPORTANT: Blood ketone test strips
have not been evaluated for alternative site
monitoring. Use only fingertip blood
samples for blood ketone monitoring.
Fingertip
sampling
Recommendations for Obtaining A Blood Drop
•Before you obtain a blood sample from the fingertip, make
sure the sample site is clean, dry, and warm. To warm the
sample site, wash it in warm water or rub the skin vigorously
for a few seconds.
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•Hang your arm down before pricking your fingertip to
Monitoring Blood
Ketone
help blood flow.
•Apply the blood sample to the test strip immediately.
Lancets and Lancing Device
•Lancets are for one-time use only. Use a new lancet each
time you monitor.
•Discard your used lancet properly. Put it in an empty
puncture-resistant container, such as a plastic milk
carton or detergent bottle.
•Never share your lancing device or lancet with
another person.
Applying the Blood Drop to the Test Strip
1
Touch the blood drop to the white area
at the end of the test strip. The blood is
drawn into the test strip.
Note: If the meter shuts off before you apply blood
to the test strip, remove the test strip from the meter
and try again.
2
Continue to touch the blood drop to
the end of the test strip until the meter
begins the test. The meter begins the
test when:
•You hear the beeper, if the beeper is
ON.
•The display window shows the status
bar.
•Then the display window shows the
countdown.
Status bar
Note: Do not remove the test strip from the meter
or disturb it during the countdown.
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IMPORTANT: If the countdown does not start:
What to Do:
•Apply a second drop of blood to
the test strip. Refer to your test
strip instructions for use for the
number of seconds you have to
apply a second drop.
Countdown
•If the countdown still does not
start, or if the number of seconds you have to apply a
second drop have passed, discard the test strip, turn
off your meter, and try again with a new test strip.
3•
At the end of the countdown:
If the beeper is ON, listen for the beeper.
•The blood ketone result shows on the
display window with the word KETONE.
•The result is stored in your meter’s
memory as a blood ketone result. You may
also write the result in your logbook.
Shutting Off Your Meter
1
Removing the test strip from the strip
port turns off the meter. You can use the
opened foil packet to remove and discard
your used test strip.
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Blood Ketone
What It Means:
You might not have applied enough blood to the
test strip.
2
Discard the test strip properly.
Note: You may also turn the meter
off by Pressing and Holding the
button. If you do not turn your meter
off or pull the test strip out, the
meter shuts off automatically after 60
seconds.
Monitoring Blood
Ketone
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Understanding Your Result
Blood ketone is expected to be lower than 0.6 mmol/L.2
Blood ketone may be higher when a person is ill, is fasting,
exercises vigorously, or if blood glucose levels are not
controlled.1-3
When:
•Blood ketone result is between 0.6 and 1.5 mmol/L and
blood glucose result is higher than 300 mg/dL:
What It Means:
A problem requiring medical assistance may be occurring.
What to Do:
Contact your healthcare professional. Follow his or her
instructions for sick day management.
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When:
•Blood ketone result is higher than 1.5 mmol/L and
blood glucose result is higher than 300 mg/dL:
What It Means:
You may be at risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis
(DKA).2-6
"HI" Result
What It Means:
Your meter has determined that your blood
ketone result is higher than 8.0 mmol/L, or
there may be a problem with the test strip.
What to Do:
Monitor your blood ketone again with a
new test strip. If HI shows on the display
window again, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
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Blood Ketone
What to Do:
Contact your healthcare professional immediately.
"E-4" Result
What It Means:
There may be a problem with the test strip.
Monitoring Blood
Ketone
What to Do:
Monitor your blood ketone again with a
new test strip. If E-4 shows on the display
window again, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you repeat the
blood ketone test with a new blood ketone test strip
when:
• HI appears on the display
• Your result is unusually high
• You question your result
• Your blood ketone result is 0.0 mmol/L, but your blood
glucose is higher than 300 mg/dL
IMPORTANT: A result that is incorrect may have a serious
medical outcome. Consult your healthcare professional
before changing your diabetes medication program.
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CHAPTER 5
When Is Doing A Control Solution
Test Recommended?
• When using your meter for the first time.
•To make sure that your meter and test
strips are working properly.
• When opening a new box of test strips.
Important Information about Control Solution
Testing
•For more detailed information on how to obtain control
solutions, please contact Customer Service.
•For more detailed information about control solutions, read
the control solution instructions for use.
•MediSense Control Solutions may be used for glucose or
ketone control solution testing.
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Control
Solution Testing
▼
Why Do A Control Solution Test?
The control solution test tells you that your meter and test
strips are working correctly. A control solution test is similar to
when you monitor your blood glucose
or blood ketone, except you use a
MediSense Control Solution.
You do not use a drop of blood
in a control solution test.
▼
Doing A Control Solution Test
▼
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
▼
How to Do Control Solution Testing
Control Solution
Testing
What You Will Need
•Precision Xtra Meter
•Precision Xtra Blood Glucose or Blood β-Ketone Test Strip
and its instructions for use
•MediSense Control Solutions and instructions for use
▼
•Do not use the control solution if the expiration date has
passed. Check the expiration date printed on the control
solution bottle.
•When you open a control solution bottle for the first time,
count forward 90 days and write this date on the control
solution bottle using a pen that won’t smear or wipe off.
Throw away any remaining solution after this date.
•The results obtained from control testing do not reflect
your personal blood glucose or blood ketone levels in any
way.
•Do not swallow the control solution.
•Do not inject the control solution or use the control
solution as eye drops.
Getting Started
1
Wash your hands using warm soapy
water and dry them completely.
2
Remove the test strip from its foil packet.
Note: See page 17 for instructions on how to open your
foil test strip packet.
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3
Insert the three black lines at the end of
the test strip into the strip port.
4
Push the test strip in until it stops.
The meter turns on automatically.
These items show on the display window, one
after the other:
• Display Check – Remember to make
• Time, month, and day (if set)
If date and time are not set, dashes will
show instead of numbers.
• LOT 45001 and the Apply Sample
symbols and .
followed
Note: CODE 75001 and and will appear if
by performing a ketone control solution test.
Note: The LOT/CODE number shown on the display
window must match the LOT number for the box of
test strips you are using.
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Control
Solution Testing
sure that all items in the picture here
show on the display window (See
Chapter 1 for more information about
the Display Check).
5
To mark the test as a control solution
test, Press and Release the button
shows on the display
once.
window.
IMPORTANT: If you do not mark the test as a control
solution test, it will be saved in your meter’s memory as one
of your personal blood glucose or blood ketone results. This
could affect your blood glucose averages.
Applying Control Solution to the Test Strip
1
2
3
4
Control Solution
Testing
Turn the control solution bottle upside down three to
four times to mix the solution.
Remove the cap.
Apply a drop of control solution to
the white area at the end of the test
strip. The control solution is drawn into the test strip.
Continue to touch the control solution drop to the
test strip until the meter begins the test.
The meter begins the test when:
•You hear the beeper, if the beeper is ON.
•The display window shows the status bar.
•Then the display window shows the countdown.
Status bar
Countdown
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Note: Do not remove the test strip from the meter or disturb it
during the countdown.
If the countdown does not start, remove and discard the used
test strip, turn off your meter, and try again with a new test strip.
Glucose
5•
Note: If you are doing a ketone control solution test,
KETONE will also show with the result.
•The result is stored in your meter’s
memory as a control solution result.
In your logbook, record the result as
a control solution result.
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Ketone
Control
Solution Testing
At the end of the countdown:
If the beeper is ON, listen for the beeper.
•The control solution result shows on the
display window.
Shutting Off Your Meter
1
Removing the test strip from the strip
port turns off the meter. You can use
the opened foil packet to remove and
discard your used test strip.
2
Discard the test strip properly.
Control Solution
Testing
▼
Note: You may also turn the meter
off by Pressing and Holding the
button. If you do not turn your
meter off or pull the test strip out,
the meter shuts off automatically
after 60 seconds.
Understanding Your Result
Compare the control result to the "Expected Results for
Use with MediSense Control Solutions" range printed on:
•The blood glucose test strip instructions for use, for
glucose control solution testing.
•The blood ketone test strip instructions for use, for
ketone control solution testing.
If the control solution result falls within the range:
What It Means
Your meter and test strips are working correctly.
If the control solution result does not fall within the
range:
What It Means
Your meter and test strips may not be working correctly.
What to Do
Repeat the test with a new test strip and ensure the
control solution testing instructions are followed
completely. If the result is still not within the printed
range, contact Customer Service.
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CHAPTER 6
Reviewing & Using
Your Results
What Can Your Meter Show You?
Memory
Your Precision Xtra meter has a memory that stores up
to 450 events. This is a combination of control solution
results, your personal blood glucose and blood ketone
results, and other meter information.
You can review up to 450 of your most recent events on
your meter’s display window.
Glucose Averages
You can view the average of all your blood glucose
results from the last 7, 14, or 30 days. If you marked your
control solution tests, the averages do not include control
solution results. (For more information on marking control
solution tests, see Chapter 5.)
IMPORTANT:
•To review blood glucose averages, you must set the
date and time before monitoring.
•If you do not mark control solution tests, this may affect
your glucose averages.
•Blood glucose averages do not include blood ketone
results, glucose control solution results, ketone control
solution results, or results that do not show
the time, month, and day.
•When there are no previous results or blood
glucose averages to review, the display
window shows three dashes.
➡
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Reviewing Results
▼
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
▼
How to See Results in Memory
Begin with your meter turned off. Make sure there is
nothing in the strip port.
1
2•
Press and Release the
button.
The Display Check shows on the
display window.
•Then your most recent result shows
Reviewing Results
with its units on the meter’s display
window, along with the time,
month, and day that you got the
result. (To set the correct date and
time, follow the steps in Chapter 2.)
A blood glucose result in Memory
will show with the letters MEM.
Blood Glucose
result in Memory
A blood ketone result in Memory will
show with the letters KET MEM.
Blood Ketone
result in Memory
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A control solution result in Memory shows with a control
solution bottle, as long as you marked the test as a
control solution test.
Glucose control
solution result
in Memory
Ketone control
solution result
in Memory
3
4
When you reach the last result in
Memory, the display window shows
three dashes.
5
To return to a result you previously
reviewed, Press and Release the
button once per result.
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Reviewing Results
To review previous results, Press
button once
and Release the
per result.
▼
How to See Averages
IMPORTANT:
•Results that show as LO during blood glucose
monitoring are included as 20 mg/dL in blood
glucose averages.
•Results that show as HI during blood glucose
monitoring are included as 500 mg/dL in blood
glucose averages.
1
While in Memory, Press and
Release the button at any
time to see the 7-Day average of
your blood glucose results.
Reviewing Results
Note: n means how many tests were performed
within the 7-, 14-, or 30-Day average period.
2
Press and Release the button
once to see the 14-Day average
of your blood glucose results.
3
Press and Release the button
again to see the 30-Day average
of your blood glucose results.
If you Press and Release the
button again, the display window
shows the 7-Day average.
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4
Press and Release the button
at any time to return to Memory.
5
Press and Hold the button to
turn off your meter. Otherwise,
the meter turns off after 30
seconds.
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Reviewing Results
▼
Transferring Your Results to a Computer
Download of test results to a computer
requires a compatible data management
system. For more information, please
go to our website or contact Customer
Service.
CHAPTER 7
Understanding &
Troubleshooting
Error Messages
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
There are times when error messages may show on your
meter’s display window.
In the next few pages, we describe the error messages
that may show on your meter’s display window, what
they mean, and what you need to do.
What It Means
What You Need to Do
Temperature is too
hot or too cold for
the system to work
properly.
•Move your meter
Error Messages
Message
and test strips to
a location where
the temperature
is appropriate and
monitor again with
a new test strip.
You may have to
wait for your meter
to adjust to the
new temperature.
Refer to your test
strip instructions
for use for the
appropriate operating
temperature range.
•If the error message
appears again, contact
Customer Service.
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What It Means
What You Need to Do
Meter error.
•Turn the meter off,
then repeat previous
monitoring steps.
•If the error message
appears again, contact
Customer Service.
Blood glucose
result may be too
low to be read by
the system.
OR
There may be a
problem with the
blood glucose or
blood ketone test
strip.
Blood glucose
result may be too
high to be read by
the system.
OR
There may be a
problem with the
blood glucose or
blood ketone test
strip.
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•Review the monitoring
instructions.
•Monitor again with a
new test strip.
•If the error message
appears again, contact
your healthcare
professional
immediately.
•Monitor again with
a new test strip.
•If the error
message appears
again, contact
your healthcare
professional
immediately.
Error Messages
Message
Message
What It Means
What You Need to Do
Blood applied to
test strip too soon.
•Review the monitoring
instructions.
•Monitor again with a
new test strip.
•If the error message
appears again, contact
Customer Service.
Meter Error.
•Monitor again
using a test strip
designed for use with
Precision Xtra.
•If the error message
Error Messages
appears again, contact
Customer Service.
No coding
required.
OR
Test strip may be
damaged, used or
the meter does not
recognize it.
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• Monitor again
using a test strip
designed for use with
Precision Xtra.
•If the error message
appears again, contact
Customer Service.
What It Means
What You Need to Do
Meter error.
•Remove test strip, turn
meter off, and try to
monitor again.
•If the error message
appears again, contact
Customer Service.
Meter error.
•Remove test strip, turn
meter off, and try to
monitor again.
•If the error message
appears again, contact
Customer Service.
Error Messages
Message
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CHAPTER 8
Your Meter's
Specifications
& Limitations
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
Specifications
& Limitations
Size
Length: 7.47 cm
Width: 5.33 cm
4.32 cm
Thickness: 1.63 cm
Weight
40-46 grams
Power Source
One CR 2032 Lithium (coin cell) battery
Battery Life
Approximately 1,000 tests
Memory
Up to 450 events including control
solution results, personal blood glucose
and blood ketone results, and other
meter information
Storage Temperature
Meter: -25º to 55ºC (-13º to 131ºF)
Test Strips: See test strip instructions for use
Control Solution: See control solution instructions for use
Blood Glucose
See blood glucose test strip
Assay Range
instructions for use
Blood Ketone
See blood ketone test strip
Assay Range
instructions for use
Control Solution
See blood glucose or blood ketone
Range
test strip instructions for use
System Altitude
Clinical testing demonstrates that
altitudes up to 2195 meters (7200 feet)
above sea level do not affect results
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- Blood glucose monitoring
- Blood ketone monitoring
- Memory: 450 events
- Glucose averaging: 7-Day, 14-Day, and
30-Day Averages
- Control solution marking and testing
- Backlight: If ON – Stays ON during
countdown; turns OFF 30 seconds after
result is displayed. If OFF – Stays OFF
during countdown; stays OFF during
data upload
- Beeper: If ON – Beeps when
countdown starts and finishes
Yes
Data Port
Meter Operating
Range
Temperature: 10º to 50ºC (50º to 122ºF)
Relative Humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
System Operating
Range
Temperature: The system operating range is the
operating range of the test strip you
are using. See "What else do I need to
know?"section in test strip instructions
for use
Relative Humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
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Specifications
& Limitations
Functions
Specifications
& Limitations
▼
Important Information about Using Blood
Samples from the Forearm, Upper Arm, or Base
of the Thumb:
•Contact your healthcare professional before you
begin using any one of these alternative sites to test
your blood glucose.
•Sampling from any one of these alternative sites may
cause minor bruising and may leave marks that go
away in a short time.
•There may be times when alternative site results are
different from fingertip results. This happens when
blood glucose levels change rapidly (for example,
after you eat a meal, after you take insulin, or during
or after exercise).
•Use alternative sites to monitor your blood glucose
before, or more than two hours after, you eat a meal,
take insulin, or exercise.
•Do not use blood samples from alternative sites
when:
1.You think your blood glucose is low or changing
rapidly,
2.You have been diagnosed with hypoglycemic
unawareness,
3.The results from alternative sites do not match
the way you feel,
4.It is within two hours of eating a meal, taking
insulin, or exercising, or
5.You monitor your blood ketone.
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CHAPTER 9
Questions?
Call Customer Service:
1-800-527-3339
Caring For Your Meter
▼
▼
Cleaning Your Meter
Store your meter in its carrying case. Avoid getting dirt,
dust, blood, control solution, or liquid in the meter test
strip port. Clean the outside of the meter using a damp
cloth and mild soap.
Healthcare professionals: Acceptable cleaning
solutions include:
• 70% isopropyl alcohol, or
• A mixture of 1 part ammonia, 9 parts water, or
• A mixture of 1 part household bleach, 9 parts water
IMPORTANT:
Do not try to clean the strip port.
Do not pour liquid into the strip port or onto the buttons.
Do not immerse the meter in water or any other liquid.
Replacing Your Meter’s Battery
When your meter needs its batteries replaced,
the display window shows one of two things:
This means the battery is low. You
may still use your meter and the results
will be accurate. However, the backlight is not
useable. It is recommended that you replace
the battery at this time.
This means the battery must be replaced.
The meter is not useable. The meter turns off
automatically.
IMPORTANT:
Do not remove the old battery until you have
a new battery to install. It may be necessary to reset the
time and date once you install a new battery.
➡
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Caring for
Your Meter
➡
How to Replace Your Meter’s Battery
1
Gently push the battery cover in and up
with your thumb.
2
Lift the battery cover out of the meter.
3
To remove the battery, push the
battery upward to release the battery.
4
Caring for Your
Meter
Insert a new CR 2032 Lithium (coin cell)
battery with the plus sign (+) facing up.
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5
Place the notches on the battery cover into
the appropriate moulded areas.
6
Gently push the battery cover in and down
until you hear a click.
7
Press and Hold the button to turn
your meter on. If your meter does not
turn on, review the battery installation
steps and reinstall the battery.
8
Check the date and time on your meter. You may need to
reset the date and time. (See Chapter 2, Setting Up Your
Precision Xtra Meter).
9
Caring for
Your Meter
Be sure to discard the old battery in compliance with
your local government’s regulations.
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Manufacturer:
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
1360 South Loop Road
Alameda, CA 94502 USA
Customer Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-527-3339
or visit us online at: AbbottDiabetesCare.com
For in vitro diagnostic use.
Precision Xtra is a trademark of the Abbott Group of Companies in various jurisdictions.
© 2008 Abbott
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