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ACCU-CHEK
®
Compact Plus
BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM
User’s Manual
ACCU-CHEK and SOFTCLIX
are trademarks of Roche.
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
D-68298 Mannheim, Germany
www.accu-chek.com
0 4590210001(02) 11/05
0088
On the packaging, on the type plate of the meter and on the lancing
device you may encounter the symbols shown below. They have the
following meanings:
Please consult instructions for use
Catalogue number
IVD
For in vitro diagnostic use
Store at
0088
Intended Use
Blood glucose meter for the quantitative determination of blood glucose
in fresh capillary blood using Accu-Chek Compact test strips.
Suitable for self-testing.
The Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter may be used by people with diabetes to test their own blood glucose as well as for blood glucose determination by healthcare practitioners in a professional setting.
Healthcare professionals must observe additionally the directions
in Chapter 8 “Blood glucose testing in a multi-patient setting”.
Use by/ Expiry date
The Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device is intended for patient
self-monitoring by a single person.
Lot number
It must not be used to collect blood from more than one person
as this poses an infection risk.
Blood glucose meter and test strips: These products fulfil
the requirements of Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
Lancing device and lancets: These products fulfil the
requirements of Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices.
Any object coming into contact with human blood is a potential
source of infection (see “Clinical and Laboratory Standards
Institute: Protection of Laboratory Workers from Occupationally
Acquired Infections; Approved Guideline – Third Edition; CLSI
document M29-A3, 2005”).
Manufacturer
Caution (refer to accompanying documents). Please refer
to safety-related notes in the manual accompanying this
instrument.
For single use only
Sterilized through irradiation
Last update: November 2005
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Contents
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Introduction ................................................................................ 6
1.1 The Accu-Chek Compact Plus blood glucose meter
at a glance .......................................................................... 6
1.2 The Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device at a glance ..... 10
1.3 Main features .................................................................... 12
1.4 About this User’s Manual ................................................... 15
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Initial steps before testing .......................................................
2.1 Checking the contents ......................................................
2.2 Checking the blood glucose unit ........................................
2.3 Inserting or replacing batteries ..........................................
2.4 Performing a full display check .........................................
2.5 Inserting or replacing the test strip drum ...........................
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Settings ..................................................................................... 37
3.1 Turning the beep tone on/off ............................................. 41
3.2 Setting the year ................................................................ 43
3.3 Setting the time/date format ............................................. 44
3.4 Setting the time ................................................................ 45
3.5 Setting the date ................................................................ 47
3.6 Setting the alarm clock function ........................................ 49
3.7 Setting the hypo indicator ................................................. 55
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Testing blood glucose ..............................................................
4.1 Preparing the lancing device .............................................
4.1.1 Undocking the lancing device from the meter ........
4.1.2 Docking the lancing device onto the meter ............
4.1.3 Inserting the lancet ...............................................
4.2 Testing blood glucose ........................................................
4.2.1 Obtaining blood .....................................................
4.2.2 Applying blood to the test strip ..............................
4.2.3 Ejecting the test strip ............................................
4.2.4 Ejecting the used lancet ........................................
4.2.5 Flagging special results .........................................
4.3 Evaluating results .............................................................
4.3.1 Plausible results ....................................................
4.3.2 Implausible results – possible causes of error .......
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Using your meter as an electronic notebook ..........................
5.1 Memory ............................................................................
5.2 Viewing test results ...........................................................
5.3 Averages, highest value and lowest value for 7, 14 and
30 days .............................................................................
5.4 Downloading test results to a PC, handheld computer
or printer ...........................................................................
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Contents
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Checking your meter ................................................................ 96
13 System components .............................................................. 167
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Cleaning your Accu-Chek Compact Plus system ................. 107
7.1 Cleaning the meter .......................................................... 107
7.2 Cleaning the lancing device ............................................ 111
14 Guarantee ............................................................................... 168
Blood glucose testing in a multi-patient setting Supplementary information for healthcare professionals ...
8.1 Replacing the lancing device with a blanking plate ..........
8.2 Testing for blood glucose ................................................
8.3 Disinfecting the meter .....................................................
8.4 Suitable disinfectants ......................................................
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16 Local customer support and service ..................................... 170
16.1 Information and repair ..................................................... 170
16.2 Contact us ...................................................................... 171
Measurement and storage conditions ..................................
9.1 Temperature range .........................................................
9.2 Atmospheric humidity .....................................................
9.3 Sources of interference ...................................................
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15 Patents ..................................................................................... 169
17 Alphabetical index ................................................................. 172
10 Symbols, display messages and troubleshooting ................ 130
10.1 Symbols .......................................................................... 131
10.2 Display messages and troubleshooting ........................... 138
11 Technical data ........................................................................ 162
12 Disposing of your meter ........................................................ 166
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Contents
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Introduction
1.1
The Accu-Chek Compact Plus
blood glucose meter at a glance
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Tip of the test strip where blood
is drawn up.
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Front
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Display window
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S button
Press this button to change settings.
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Drum release button
Measuring window
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Recess for docking the lancing device
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Test button
Use this button only if you want to test your blood glucose or perform a quality control check. Pull the button downwards towards
the drum compartment cover. The button tips downwards and the
meter turns on. This pull-tip mechanism stops the meter turning
on inadvertently.
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Test strip
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Test strip drum
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Drum compartment cover*
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M button
Press this button to retrieve results stored in the meter’s memory.
Drum compartment
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* available as replacement part
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Introduction
Introduction
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Back
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Battery compartment cover*
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Infrared window
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Batteries: type AAA, LR 03, AM 4, Micro
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Battery compartment
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Type plate
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Lancing device*
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Control window (shows the number of strips remaining)
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Slide button for undocking the lancing device
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* available as replacement part
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Introduction
Introduction
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1.2
The Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device at a glance
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Plunger
The plunger is a multifunction button used to prime, trigger and
eject the lancet.
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Window showing the penetration depth setting
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Lancet holder
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Lancet
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Protective cap on lancet
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Cap
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Pin-hole opening for lancet
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Comfort Dial (for depth selection)
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Locating notch
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Locating line
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Introduction
Introduction
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1.3
Main features
The meter is supplied with batteries already inserted. The time and date
are already set. You may need to adjust these settings to your own time
zone (see Chapter 3 “Settings”).
Docked lancing device
The meter comes with an attached Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing
device. You can leave it docked onto the meter to collect blood or, if you
prefer, you can undock it.
Test strip drum instead of individual test strips
You never need to touch a test strip. Simply insert a drum with 17 test
strips into the meter.
Easy to operate
Turn the meter on, apply blood, read the result, press the button to eject
the test strip.
Self-coding
Every test strip drum has its own bar code. The meter is automatically
coded whenever you insert a new drum, a process which provides the
meter with information on the specific characteristics of the test strips.
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Introduction
Reliability
The meter checks each test strip. If it finds a defective strip, it lets you
know before you apply blood.
Blood volume checking
The meter can tell when you have applied sufficient blood (approximately 1.5 µL (1 microlitre = 1 thousandth of a millilitre)). It waits until
then before starting the measurement. If the measurement does not
start, you may apply more blood.
Alarm clock function
The meter can remind you to test your blood glucose. You can set an
acoustic signal to remind you at three different times.
Hypo indicator function
You can turn on a visual as well as an acoustic signal to warn you if your
result is unusually low. This prompts you to check your result carefully
to see if you are heading towards a possible hypo (low blood glucose).
Downloading data to a computer
The meter has an infrared window enabling you to download results to a
computer running the appropriate software.
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Acoustic Mode
Acoustic Mode is intended for persons who are visually impaired. When
Acoustic Mode is turned on, the meter guides the user through the testing process using beep tones; it also outputs the result as a series of
beeps.
Visually impaired persons need a sighted person to instruct them
in the use of the meter and to assist them with all aspects of its
operation. Visually impaired persons must not test their blood
glucose without assistance from a sighted person.
A separate manual, the User’s Manual for Acoustic Mode, describes
Acoustic Mode and operation of the Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter in
Acoustic Mode. It contains information on beep tones, how and when
the meter uses them, and what they mean. Also contained in the separate User’s Manual are descriptions of the operation of the meter and
lancing device that have been specially adapted to help sighted persons
instruct visually impaired persons in the functions of the meter or supervise its use.
1.4
About this User’s Manual
Please read this User’s Manual carefully and completely before testing
blood glucose for the first time.
This User’s Manual will help you get to know your new Accu-Chek
Compact Plus meter step by step. It will provide you with all the information you need to operate and care for your meter and to deal with
any errors that might occur. Remember that, in order to keep your meter
in good working condition, you need to follow the correct operating
procedures and also observe certain other instructions. The Accu-Chek
Compact Plus meter is a precision instrument. Improper treatment can
impair its function.
Should you have any questions, please contact your local customer
support and service centre. Details are given at the end of this User’s
Manual.
This User’s Manual features three symbols that draw your attention to
important information. Please read these points with special care.
The User’s Manual for Acoustic Mode is available in written and spoken
form. Both versions are available through your local customer support
and service centre. Details are given at the end of this User’s Manual.
This symbol indicates a possible risk of injury or of damage to
your own health or to the health of others.
This symbol draws attention to actions that could result in
damage to the meter or to the lancing device.
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Introduction
This symbol draws your attention to other important information.
Introduction
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Throughout this User’s Manual you will see examples of what the display looks like. Any elements that flash are shown surrounded by a halo.
Example:
You have turned on the meter to perform a blood glucose test. In the
display you see the time and date plus the test strip symbol and blood
drop symbol. Both symbols are flashing.
We recommend that you start by getting to know all of the features of
your meter shown on pages 6 - 11 of this User’s Manual. Try out all of
the steps described in this User’s Manual, and also practise performing
a test.
The time, date and blood glucose results shown in the display illustrations are intended only as examples. They will not necessarily be the
same as those shown by your own meter. The meter that is used for
illustration in this manual displays blood glucose results in mmol/L (see
Chapter 2.2 “Checking the blood glucose unit”) and has been set to
24-hour format (see Chapter 3.3 “Setting the time/date format”). Your
meter, on the other hand, may show blood glucose test results in mg/dL
and/or display the time in 12-hour format.
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Introduction
Introduction
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Initial steps before testing
2.1
Checking the contents
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2.3
Check that your monitoring kit is complete. The package contents are
listed on the box.
If anything is missing, please contact your local customer support and
service centre. Details are given at the end of this User’s Manual.
2.2
Inserting or replacing batteries
 If the meter is on, press the Test button to turn it off.
 Press lightly on the battery compartment cover and slide it in the
direction of the arrow.
 Lift off the cover.
Checking the blood glucose unit
Blood glucose results can be displayed in two different units (mmol/L
or mg/dL). Consequently, Roche sells two different versions of the same
meter. Check that your meter displays the unit you are accustomed
to. The type plate on the back of your meter indicates which unit your
meter uses. If you do not know which is the right unit for you, ask your
doctor.
The unit that your meter displays cannot be changed. If the
wrong unit is printed on the type plate, please consult your dealer
or pharmacy. Using the wrong unit can cause you to misinterpret
the test results.
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Initial steps before testing
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 Remove any used batteries.
 Insert two new batteries (type AAA, LR 03, AM 4 or micro). The
minus (-) ends of the batteries must match up with the minus marks
in the battery compartment.
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When you replace the batteries, your results always remain
saved.
The year, time and date settings, however, only remain saved as long as
 you don’t take longer than two minutes to change the batteries,
 you don’t press any button while no batteries are inserted,
 you don’t open or close the drum compartment while no batteries
are inserted.
If one of the above conditions is not met, you will need to re-enter the
year, time and date (see Chapter 3 “Settings”).
If you do not enter the year, time and date, all future results will be displayed and saved without the time and date. In that case the test results
saved in memory will be numbered consecutively so you can still recognize the order in which they were saved.
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A new pair of batteries has enough power for at least 1000 tests
or to last one year. If you use the meter in Acoustic Mode, they
will not last as long.
 Re-attach the battery compartment cover. The three hooks underneath the cover must engage with the slots along the edge of the
battery compartment. The cover is then just loosely held in position.
 Slide the battery compartment cover back in place. There will be an
audible CLICK as it closes.
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Initial steps before testing
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When the battery symbol first appears in the display the batteries are running low. You can perform about 50 more tests. You
should, however, replace the batteries as soon as possible. By
then the batteries will have been heavily drained, and changeable
conditions (e.g. cold surroundings) can affect their performance
even further.
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You can also use rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you do, please
note the following:
 The number of tests you can perform with recharged batteries is considerably less than with ordinary batteries.
 To be ready to test at any time, you will need two rechargeable batteries in reserve which you can charge while the first
pair are in the meter.
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It is a good idea to use up the test strip drum that is in the meter
before you replace the batteries. If the drum remains in the meter
while you change the batteries, it may take the meter a long time
to advance the next strip from the drum. The meter can also no
longer calculate the 90-day use-by deadline (see Chapter 2.5
“Inserting or replacing the test strip drum”).
Never throw batteries into a fire. This is dangerous because they
may explode.
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Remove the batteries if you will not be using your meter for any
length of time.
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Think of the environment. Dispose of used batteries sensibly.
 Recharged batteries lose their charge during storage.
 When the battery symbol first appears, you can perform significantly fewer than 50 more tests. With old and exhausted
rechargeable batteries you may not even be able to perform
one more test.
 The performance and useful life of rechargeable batteries depends to a large extent on the quality of the battery charger
you are using.
 Owing to the higher power consumption in Acoustic Mode,
we advise against using rechargeable batteries if you want to
use your meter in Acoustic Mode.
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Initial steps before testing
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2.4
Performing a full display check
 Release the M button.
To check that all of the elements are properly displayed, you should
carry out a full display test.
The standard display test screen that is shown each time the meter is
turned on appears briefly. When it disappears, the meter is in memory
mode. As no results have yet been saved, three bars are displayed.
 Press and hold down the M button.
The meter turns on. As long as you hold down the M button, all the display elements are visible.
 Compare the display screen of your meter with the one shown
below.
mmol/L meter
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off.
mg/dL meter
or
All elements displayed
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The meter automatically turns off after 60 seconds even if you
keep the M button pressed.
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You can perform a full display test whenever you wish. If there
are already results saved in memory, the most recently saved
result is displayed when you release the button.
If any of the display elements are missing or the unit shown for the
blood glucose result is not the correct one, please ask your dealer to
exchange the meter.
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Initial steps before testing
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2.5
Inserting or replacing the test strip drum
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 Read the package insert that came with the test strip drums.
 If the meter is on, press the Test button to turn it off.
 Wait for the motor to stop before you open the meter.
Only open the meter when it is turned off and the motor is not
running. Opening the drum compartment when the meter is
turned on may result in damage to the meter.
If your meter is brand new and unused, it will contain a mock
drum (an empty test strip drum without a label). Please remove
this mock drum.
Whether a test strip drum is inserted or not:
 Press the red drum release button. The pin holding the test strip
drum in position retracts with an audible CLICK.
 Open the drum compartment cover by lifting where it projects
slightly to the right of the test strip guide.
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Initial steps before testing
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If there is a test strip drum in the meter:
 Tip the meter forwards. The test strip drum drops out.
 Insert a new test strip drum. The illustration shows which way round
it should be inserted.
 Close the drum compartment cover and push it shut. There will be
an audible CLICK.
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You can dispose of used test strip drums with your regular
household waste.
Initial steps before testing
Ensure that the drum compartment cover is tightly closed. If it is
not properly closed, you cannot turn the meter on by pressing the
Test button.
The meter turns on and rotates the drum until the first test strip is in
the correct position. At the same time the meter reads the bar code that
provides it with information on the specific characteristics of the test
strips. After that, the meter turns off.
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A dot appears in the small control window on the back of the meter.
This indicates that you have just inserted a test strip drum. When you
perform a blood glucose test, the meter counts the number of test strips
that you have used and displays the number of strips remaining.
When all the test strips in a drum have been used up, the dot reappears
in the small control window.
 Insert a new drum.
If you do not insert a new drum, the following message appears the next
time you turn on the meter:
End and the drum symbol are flashing to indicate that the test strip
drum is empty.
Use only test strips that are within the expiry date. Expired test
strips can produce incorrect results. Incorrect results can cause
the wrong therapeutic decision to be taken and so produce adverse health effects. The expiry date is printed next to the symbol
on the container the drum came in.
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Initial steps before testing
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Use only new test strips. Make sure the aluminium foil (the “silver
ends”) is intact on both sides. Your blood glucose results may be
incorrect if you use a damaged drum. Incorrect results can cause
the wrong therapeutic decision to be taken and so produce adverse health effects.
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Handle the test strip drums with care! Only remove a test strip
drum from its container when you intend to use it. The container
protects the aluminium foil on the drum from damage.
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There is a label on the container the drum came in. The left
portion may be peeled off. On it are two different concentration
tables for Accu-Chek Compact Control and Accu-Chek Compact
Autocontrol solutions. The stated concentrations are valid only
for the test strips contained in this particular drum. You need the
tables to check your meter. You may, for instance, wish to stick
the peel-off label in your notebook or diary. When conducting a
quality control test always check that the peel-off label with the
concentration table belongs to the test strips that are currently in
the meter (see Chapter 6 “Checking your meter”).
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Use only Accu-Chek Compact test strip drums. Other test strips
cannot be used to perform tests.
If you insert a different test strip drum, the following message
will be displayed:
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Only open the drum compartment when you intend to insert
a new test strip drum or the meter requests you to clean the
measuring window (see Chapter 7.1 “Cleaning the meter”). If
you open and close the drum compartment while a drum is still
inside, the meter assumes that you have inserted a drum that is
already partly used (see below).
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Test strip drum use-by period
The meter is unable to calculate the 90-day use-by period if you
When you insert a new drum, the meter starts to count the number
of days the drum has been in the meter. Each drum must be used up
within a 90-day use-by period.
If a drum has been in the meter for 90 days and you turn the meter on
to perform a blood glucose test, the following symbols appear flashing
in the display:
 remove a partly used drum from the meter and then insert it again,
 take longer than two minutes to replace the batteries (in which case
the year, date and time settings are lost) and a partly used drum
remains in the meter.
The meter has no way of telling when the drum was first inserted or
how long the partly used drum has already been in the meter.
If the meter cannot calculate the use-by period and you turn the meter
on to perform a blood glucose test, the following symbols appear flashing in the display:
 test strip and blood drop, indicating that you may now apply blood,
 drum, bottle and clock, indicating that the 90-day use-by period for
the drum has expired.
The test strips in this drum cannot be used. You must not use
these test strips as they may produce incorrect results. Incorrect
results can cause the wrong therapeutic decision to be taken and
so produce adverse health effects.
 Test strip and blood drop, indicating that you may now apply blood.
 Drum, indicating that the use-by period cannot be calculated.
 Bottle, requesting you to perform a quality control test in order to
check the test strips.
 Insert a new test strip drum.
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 Perform a quality control check (see Chapter 6 “Checking your
meter”).
If the test produces a correct result, you may continue to use the test
strips. If the result is incorrect, you need to insert a new drum.
Following the quality control check, the bottle symbol disappears from
the display. The drum symbol continues to flash in order to draw your
attention to the fact that the meter cannot calculate the 90-day use-by
period or the drum symbol and the clock both flash to indicate that the
drum has been in use for more than 90 days. If you do not perform a
quality control check, the flashing bottle symbol appears with every test
until you insert a new drum. The drum symbol or the drum and clock
symbols only disappear when you insert a new drum. All results are
saved with the flashing drum symbol or, where appropriate, with both
the flashing drum and clock symbols.
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If you insert a partly used drum in the meter, a dot appears in the
small control window at the back. When you next turn the meter
on, it rotates the drum until it finds the first chamber containing a
test strip. The fewer test strips there are in the drum, the longer
the process takes. The control window allows you to see the
drum being rotated from one chamber to the next.
Initial steps before testing
Settings
You can change the settings of your meter to turn the beep tone on or
off, to select the year, the time/date format, the time and the date, and
to activate the alarm clock function and the hypo indicator.
The meter is supplied with batteries already inserted. The time and date
are already set. You may need to adjust these settings to your own time
zone.
When you turn the meter on for the first time, it has the following
presettings (which you can change).
 The beep tone is on: On 1
 Year: current year, e.g. 2005
 Time/date format:
24 h display format with accompanying day-month/DD-MM
date format
 Time: current time based on Central European Time
 Date: current date based on Central European Time
 Alarm clock function: OFF
 Hypo indicator: OFF
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You must adjust the year, time and date to enable the meter to correctly
allocate test results to a particular day or time.
You have the option of setting the alarm clock function and hypo indicator, but you do not have to.
You can close the settings menu at any time by pressing the Test button.
All settings you have entered up to that point are saved.
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The procedure for changing the settings is as follows:
 Press the S button to call up the settings menu. A test strip is not
advanced.
When a setting flashes in the display, this indicates that you can change
it.
If you turn the meter on with the Test button and there is a drum
in the meter, a test strip will be advanced.
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The meter turns off automatically after approximately 60 seconds
if you do not press a button. All settings you have confirmed up to
that point with the S button are retained. Settings that you have
not confirmed with the S button are lost and the original setting
remains.
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The year, time and date settings are lost when you change the
batteries if
 Press the M button to change the current setting.
 Numerals such as the year, time and date can be incremented to
a certain value, then the count-up starts again from the beginning.
 you take longer than two minutes to do so,
 In the case of settings that give you a choice of options, e.g. the
beep tone setting, pressing the M button presents each option in
turn.
or
 you press a button while no batteries are inserted,
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting and move on to the
next setting.
or
 you open or close the drum compartment while no batteries
are inserted.
 You can change the settings at any time. Press the S button repeatedly until the setting you wish to change is displayed flashing.
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Settings
Always turn the meter on with the S button when you intend to
change the settings.
Settings
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If this happens, you have to reset the year, time and date so that you
can clearly distinguish between test results. If you do not set the year,
time and date, a series of zeros (0:00 and 0-00) will be displayed whenever you perform a test instead of the time and date, and your future results will be saved without the year, time and date. In this case the test
results saved in memory will be numbered consecutively so you can still
recognize the order in which they were saved.
3.1
Statistical evaluations such as calculating averages (see Chapter 5 “Using your meter as an electronic notebook”) and computer downloads
(see Chapter 5.4 “Downloading test results to a PC, handheld computer
or printer”) are only possible with results saved together with the year,
time and date.
 when it displays the result,
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Turning the beep tone on/off
With the beep tone turned on, the meter beeps
 to ask you to apply blood or control solution,
 when you have applied sufficient blood or control solution and the
test commences,
 each time it displays an error message.
 With the meter turned off, press the S button. The meter turns on
without advancing a test strip.
If you lose the year, date and time settings, the meter returns to the following settings:
 Year: year of manufacture 20XX, e.g. 2005
 Time: 0:00 or 12:00 a.m., depending on the time/date format you
had selected previously
The symbol for the beep tone and On 1 flash in the display.
 Date: 1-01 as day-month (D-MM) or month-day (M-DD), depending
on the time/date format you had selected previously.
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3.2
 Press the M button to move to the next option.
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Setting the year
The year that is currently set flashes at top right of the display.
M
 Press the M button repeatedly until the correct year is displayed.
Each push will advance one year.
M
M
M
If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls forward to the production year +32, and then starts again with the year of manufacture.
On 1: The beep tone is on.
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The time/date format
setting comes next.
On 2: Acoustic Mode is on (see page 14).
OFF: The beep tone and Acoustic Mode are off.
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The year setting
comes next.
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The year you have set is not displayed during testing, nor together with the result, nor when you look at saved results in memory.
However, having the correct year setting is still important because without it the meter will not be able to recognize February
29th in a leap year. The correct year setting is also needed to
unambiguously identify your blood glucose test results when you
download them from the meter’s memory to a computer.
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Setting the time/date format
3.4
You can choose between the two formats: In 24-hour format the time
is displayed from 0:00 to 23:59. If you select this format, the date is
displayed in the format DD-MM (day-month). In 12-hour format the time
is displayed from 1:00 to 12:00 with a.m. or p.m. If you choose this format, the date format changes to MM-DD (month-day).
The date/time format that is currently set flashes in the display. The
presetting for the date/time format is 24-hour format.
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Setting the time
The hour flashes at top left of the display.
 Press the M button repeatedly until the correct hour is displayed.
The meter increments the hours.
24-hour
format
M
12-hour
format
M
 Press the M button to select 12-hour format. 12h is displayed.
If you press the M button again, 24h appears again.
M
M
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The time setting
comes next.
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24-hour format: If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls
forward to 23, and then starts again at 0.
12-hour format: If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls
forward to 12 p.m. and then to 12 a.m and then starts again from the
beginning.
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 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The minute setting
comes next. The minutes flash at top left of the display.
3.5
3
Setting the date
The numeral representing the month flashes at top right of the display.
 Press the M button repeatedly until the correct minute is displayed.
The meter increments the minutes.
 Press the M button repeatedly until the correct month is displayed.
The meter increments the month.
24-hour
format
M
24-hour
format
M
12-hour
format
M
12-hour
format
M
If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls forward to 59, and
then starts again at 0.
If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls forward to 12, and
then starts again at 1.
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The date setting
comes next.
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The day setting
comes next. The numeral representing the day flashes at top right of
the display.
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 Press the M button repeatedly until the correct day is displayed. The
meter increments the day.
24-hour
format
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or
 If you do not wish to set the alarm clock function but do wish to set
a hypo indicator:
 Press the S button repeatedly until you reach the hypo indicator
setting (see Chapter 3.7 “Setting the hypo indicator”).
M
3.6
12-hour
format
Setting the alarm clock function
You can enter up to three separate times at which you would like your
meter to remind you to test your blood glucose.
M
If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls forward to 31, and
then starts again at 1.
OFF and the bell symbol flash in the display. The presetting is: alarm
clock function off.
 Press the M button to turn the alarm clock function on.
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The alarm clock setting comes next.
Pressing the M button again turns the alarm clock function off.
 If you wish to set neither the alarm clock function nor a hypo indicator:
M
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off.
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After you have turned on the alarm clock function, you need to set the
times. You can set up to three different times.
 Press the M button repeatedly until the correct hour is displayed.
The meter increments the hours.
However, you do not have to set all three alarm times.
If you choose to enter only one or two times,
 press the Test button to turn the meter off once you have entered
the time(s) and the hour for the next time is flashing,
24-hour
format
M
12-hour
format
M
or
 press the S button repeatedly until you reach the hypo indicator setting (see Chapter 3.7 “Setting the hypo indicator”.
 Press the S button.
The display shows a 1 and, at top left, the first time at which you
wish to receive the alarm call. The presetting is 0:00 (24-hour format) or 12:00 a.m. (12-hour format). The hour flashes in the display.
24-hour format: If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls
forward to 23, and then starts again at 0.
12-hour format: If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls
forward to 12 p.m. and then to 12 a.m.
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 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The minute setting
comes next.
 Press the S button to save the chosen setting. The setting for Time 2
comes next.
The minute flashes in the display.
24-hour
format
 Press the M button repeatedly until the correct minute is displayed.
The meter increments the minutes.
24-hour
format
12-hour
format
 To set Time 2, proceed as described for Time 1
M
or
 if you do not wish to enter an additional time and also do not wish to
enter a hypo indicator, press the Test button to turn the meter off
or
12-hour
format
 if you do not wish to enter a further time but you do wish to enter
a hypo indicator, press the S button repeatedly until you reach the
hypo indicator setting (see Chapter 3.7).
M
If you hold the M button down, the meter fast-scrolls forward to 59, and
then starts again at 0.
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You can turn off individual times for the alarm clock function by setting
the time to 0:00 (24-hour format) or 12:00 a.m. (12-hour format). Any
other time means that the alarm clock function is turned on for this
time.
The Time 2 setting is followed by the Time 3 setting.
24-hour
format
12-hour
format
To set the alarm clock function for midnight you must therefore set the
time to one minute to midnight (23:59 or 11:59 p.m.) or to one minute
after midnight (0:01 or 12:01 a.m.).
 If you wish to set Time 3, proceed as described for Time 1.
The setting for Time 3 is followed by the hypo indicator setting.
3.7
 If you do not wish to enter a hypo indicator, press the Test button to
turn the meter off.
The beep tone for the alarm clock function sounds for 20 seconds. To
stop the beep tone press any button (Test, M or S).
Your test reminder time settings remain saved, even if you turn the
alarm clock function off altogether ( OFF).
To help you to recognize a possible hypo, you can set the meter to let
you know when your test result indicates a low blood glucose. You can
select what blood glucose level you want this indicator to have. There
are three options. If your blood glucose result is below the level you
have chosen, the warning hypo? appears in the display together with
the result. If the beep tone is turned on (On 1), the meter also beeps.
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Settings
You cannot set the hypo indicator if you have turned Acoustic
Mode on (On 2). This is to prevent it from being confused with
other beep tones. If you have already set a level, the hypo indicator is automatically turned off if you subsequently turn Acoustic
Mode on.
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OFF and hypo? flash in the display. The presetting is: hypo indicator off.
 When your chosen level is displayed, press the Test button to turn
the meter off. The hypo indicator is then set to this level.
You can choose between the following hypo indicator levels:
If you wish to turn the hypo indicator off again:
 3.3 mmol/L (60 mg/dL )
 Press the S button to turn the meter on.
 3.9 mmol/L (70 mg/dL )
 4.4 mmol/L (80 mg/dL )
 Press the S button repeatedly until hypo? and the level you have
chosen appear in the display.
 Press the M button to move to the next option.
 Press the M button to select OFF.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off.
The hypo indicator is only reliable if your hypo indicator level has
been properly selected. Therefore we strongly recommend that
you talk to your healthcare professional about what blood glucose
level is your hypo level before you set the indicator. This function
is no substitute for hypoglycaemia training by your doctor or diabetes team.
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M
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The blood glucose level indicating a hypo may vary from person
to person. Therefore we recommend leaving the hypo indicator
function turned off when using the meter in a professional setting.
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4
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The Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter may be used by people with diabetes to test their own blood glucose as well as for blood glucose determination by healthcare practitioners in a professional setting.
Healthcare professionals must observe additionally the directions
in Chapter 8 “Blood glucose testing in a multi-patient setting”.
Any object coming into contact with human blood is a potential
source of infection (see “Clinical and Laboratory Standards
Institute: Protection of Laboratory Workers from Occupationally
Acquired Infections; Approved Guideline – Third Edition; CLSI
document M29-A3, 2005”).
4.1
The lancing device has a plunger at the top (see illustration on page 11).
This plunger has three functions:
 priming the lancet
 triggering the lancet to collect blood
 ejecting the used lancet
You can perform all of these functions using just one hand. To activate a
function just press the plunger down.
The cap at the lower end of the lancing device rotates. Use this “Comfort Dial” to set the penetration depth.
The Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device is intended for patient
self-monitoring by a single person. It must not be used on more
than one person due to the risk of infection.
Preparing the lancing device
The Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device allows virtually pain-free
collection of blood from a fingertip or earlobe. You can choose one of 11
different penetration depth settings to suit your own skin type. You can
use the lancing device either docked with the meter, or undocked.
Healthcare professionals testing blood glucose in a multi-patient setting
may wish to replace the lancing device by a blanking plate (see Chapter
8.1 “Replacing the lancing device with a blanking plate”).
Only use Accu-Chek Softclix lancets in your Accu-Chek Softclix
Plus lancing device. Using any other lancets may damage the
lancing device or impair its function.
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4.1.1 Undocking the lancing device from the meter
4.1.2 Docking the lancing device onto the meter
 Push the slide button in the direction indicated by the arrow (1) and
hold it there.
 Hold the meter so it is horizontal, with the recess for docking the
lancing device pointing upwards.
 Withdraw the lancing device in the direction indicated by the arrow
(2).
 Place the flat face of the lancing device on the lower end of the recess, with the plunger facing towards the slide button.
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 Slide the lancing device forward along the meter in the direction indicated by the arrow, until it locks with an audible CLICK. The guides
along the inside of the recess must engage with the grooves along
the lancing device.
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
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4.1.3 Inserting the lancet
 Remove the protective cap from the lancet with a twisting motion.
4
 Remove the cap from the lancing device.
 Press the cap back on the lancing device.
The locating notch in the cap (1) must be directly aligned with the
locating line on the lancing device (2). The cap snaps into place with
an audible CLICK.
 Slide a new lancet into the lancet holder, and push it in until you
hear it CLICK into place.
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Dropping the lancing device with a lancet inserted may loosen
the lancet in its holder. In that case the lancet is no longer properly lodged and cannot be used to obtain blood.
In rare cases the lancet may even protrude from the cap. This
exposed lancet could cause injury. Therefore take great care not
to touch the front of the cap.
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 Press the Test button to turn the meter on. Shortly afterwards the
meter automatically advances a test strip.
Should you drop the lancing device, please pick it up with care.
Remove the cap from the lancing device. Take care to avoid the
lancet so as not to injure yourself. Always eject and dispose of
the lancet if the lancing device has been dropped (see Chapter
4.2.4 “Ejecting the used lancet”).
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For blood collection, the cap must be on the lancing device. Without this cap, the lancing device can be neither primed nor triggered. Instead, the lancet is ejected when you press the plunger.
The following messages appear in turn on the display.
Standard display test
Test strip symbol and blood
drop symbol flash.
You may now apply blood to
the test strip.
The standard display test takes about two seconds.
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 Check that all the elements shown in the illustration are properly
displayed on your meter.
If any of the display elements are missing, please contact your local
customer support and service centre. For instance, if you can see elements other than the numerals 888 on your display (see a possible example in the illustration below). In that case, the meter will not be able
to display your test results.
4.2.1 Obtaining blood
The best place for obtaining capillary blood is from a fingertip or an earlobe. We recommend using the side of the fingertip, as this causes the
least amount of pain.
To avoid infection, use a new lancet each time you take blood.
Using each lancet once only helps ensure virtually pain-free
blood sampling.
You can choose the penetration depth from a possible 11 settings. The
larger the number, the greater the penetration depth. Your chosen penetration depth is visible in the window.
 Wait until the flashing test strip symbol and blood drop symbol are
displayed and the meter beeps (provided the beep tone is turned
on).
You now have approximately 5 minutes in which to apply blood. After
this time the meter automatically turns itself off. If this happens, press
the Test button to eject the test strip. The strip can no longer be used.
Start the blood glucose test again with a new test strip.
Do not touch the test strip unless you are applying blood. Residues (e.g. of skin cream, food or drink) on the skin can find their
way onto the strip and may produce incorrect results. Incorrect
results can cause the wrong therapeutic decision to be taken and
so produce adverse health effects.
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 Rotate the Comfort Dial (cap) until you reach your chosen setting.
Choose a low setting (e.g. 2) if you are using the Accu-Chek Softclix
Plus lancing device for the first time.
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Do not prime the lancing device until you are ready to collect a
blood sample.
Keeping the lancing device in this primed state can cause parts
to become misshapen through tension, impairing its operation.
To collect blood you first need to prime the lancing device.
 Press the plunger all the way down. The plunger returns about a
third of the way. The lancing device is now primed.
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 Wash your hands with warm water and soap, and dry well. This
helps ensure proper hygiene and stimulates blood flow.
 Gently but firmly press the front end of the lancing device against
the chosen puncture site. You will feel the slightly raised ring against
your skin. This is the pin-hole through which the tip of the lancet
emerges.
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 Press in the plunger until it CLICKS. This triggers the lancet, which
penetrates the skin.
4.2.2 Applying blood to the test strip
 Hold the meter so the test strip is pointing downwards (see illustration).
 Using gentle pressure, massage the finger towards the fingertip to
encourage a drop of blood to form.
 Touch the drop of blood, as soon as it has formed, against the tip of
the test strip where the black notch is located. The strip draws up
blood.
The amount of blood that emerges at the puncture site depends on the
penetration setting and the pressure used to hold the lancing device
against the skin.
If the amount of blood you obtain is too small, try again, applying more
pressure this time. If you still obtain insufficient blood, repeat the procedure with progressively deeper settings.
If too much blood emerges, reduce the penetration depth.
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Always hold the meter so the test strip is pointing downwards
when you are applying blood to the test strip. If you hold it so the
test strip is pointing upwards or sideways or you put the meter
down on a surface with the test strip still in it, blood can enter the
meter and contaminate it.
If the test does not start, you applied too little blood. You can then apply
more blood within a specified time period (for details see the package
insert that came with the test strips).
 After you have applied blood to the test strip, wipe the puncture site
with a dry, clean tissue and keep it clean.
On completion of the test, the result appears in the display. The meter
automatically saves the result to memory.
When the test strip has drawn up sufficient blood, the meter beeps (provided the beep tone is turned on), the test strip symbol disappears and
the blood drop symbol stops flashing. Measurement starts automatically
and 000 appears in the display.
 Move your finger away from the test strip.
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If you hear beep tones when the test result is displayed, the
Acoustic Mode has been turned on in your meter (see page 14).
You can turn off the Acoustic Mode and with it the beep tones
(see Chapter 3.1 “Turning the beep tone on/off”).
Measurement takes approximately 5 seconds. As the meter conducts
the test, the three 000 disappear in turn from the display.
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Take care not to bend the test strip either before or during application of blood. Do not bend or move the test strip while the test
is in progress.
If you do bend or move the strip, it may produce an incorrect result, or you may see the following error message:
4.2.3 Ejecting the test strip
 Hold the meter over a waste bin with the test strip pointing downwards.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off. The used test strip drops
out.
 If this happens, press the Test button to turn the meter off and
allow the test strip to drop out. Repeat the blood glucose test
with a new test strip.
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If you do not turn the meter off, it turns off automatically after approximately 60 seconds. The test strip then remains in the meter.
When you turn on a meter which still has a test strip inserted, it
simply ejects the strip and turns itself off again.
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Do not pull the test strip out of the meter
 before you have applied blood. If you do, the following message is displayed:
You can dispose of used test strip drums with your regular
household waste.
Always let the meter eject the test strip.
If you pull out the used test strip, blood can enter the meter and
contaminate it.
Do not push an ejected test strip back into the test strip drum.
This includes any unused test strip that you have ejected by accident. These test strips can produce incorrect results. Incorrect
results can cause the wrong therapeutic decision to be taken and
so produce adverse health effects.
or
 while measurement is in progress. If you do, the following
message is displayed:
 If this happens, press the Test button to turn the meter off.
Repeat the test with a new test strip.
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4.2.4 Ejecting the used lancet
 Hold the lancing device upright above a waste bin.
 Remove the cap from the lancing device.
 Press in the plunger until it CLICKS.
The lancet drops out.
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If the lancet does not drop out:
Make sure the lancet has dropped out.
 Keep the plunger pressed down.
Inadvertently leaving the lancet in the lancing device may result
in personal injury.
 Hook the edge of the white “collar” of the Comfort Dial (cap) behind
the platform of the lancet (see illustration below).
 Use the white “collar” to pull the lancet out.
A cut-out area on the inside of the lancet holder makes it easy to hook
the lancet platform.
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You must remove the cap to eject the lancet. If you leave the cap
in place, pressing the plunger will prime the lancing device.
Carefully dispose of used lancets so they cannot cause injury.
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4.2.5 Flagging special results
Pressing the Test button to turn the meter off saves the result together
with the asterisk.
You can flag special results, e.g. results obtained from alternative site
testing or after exercise, with an asterisk .
 Wait until the flashing test strip symbol and blood drop symbol are
displayed and the meter beeps (provided the beep tone is turned
on).
4.3
Evaluating results
4.3.1 Plausible results
 Press the S button.
An asterisk appears below the flashing test strip symbol.
Your meter measures blood glucose within a defined range
(0.6-33.3 mmol/L or 10-600 mg/dL).
To remove the asterisk:
Values below this range are displayed as:
 Press the S button again.
You may also flag the result with the asterisk after the result is displayed
and before you turn the meter off.
 Press the S button. The asterisk appears below the result.
The result is less than 0.6 mmol/L or 10 mg/dL.
Values above this range are displayed as:
To remove the asterisk:
 Press the S button twice (the first time you will see the bottle symbol
for a quality control check) - see Chapter 6 “Checking your meter”.
The result is greater than 33.3 mmol/L or 600 mg/dL.
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These results are not used to calculate averages (see Chapter 5.3 “Averages, highest value and lowest value for 7, 14 and 30 days”).
If the displayed test result agrees with the way you feel, follow
your doctor’s advice. If the way you feel does not agree with the
displayed test result, please perform a quality control check with
Accu-Chek Compact Control or Accu-Chek Compact Autocontrol
solution and a new test strip. Then perform another blood glucose
test. If you feel the new test result still does not agree with the
way you feel, please consult your doctor.
 Did you apply blood to the test strip without delay after the blood
drop formed?
 Are you sure you did not bend the test strip either before or during
application of blood? And are you sure you did not bend or move the
test strip while the test was in progress?
 Did you perform the test within the correct temperature range
(+10 °C to +40 °C)?
 Did you use a test strip drum whose 90-day use-by period has
not expired (see Chapter 2.5 “Inserting or replacing the test strip
drum”)?
4.3.2 Implausible results – possible causes of error
If your meter repeatedly displays error messages or you doubt the test
results are correct, please check the following points:
 Did you perform the test as directed (see Chapter 4.2 “Testing blood
glucose”)?
 Did you wait for the flashing test strip symbol and blood drop symbol to appear before applying blood?
 Did you wash your hands with warm water and soap to improve
blood flow and to remove any residues (e.g. of food, drinks, or skin
cream)? Did you dry your hands well?
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 Did you massage your fingertip gently (without squeezing too hard)
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 Did you observe the proper storage conditions for the meter and test
strip drum (see Chapter 9 “Measurement and storage conditions”
and the package insert that came with the test strip drum)?
If you have checked these points and still receive error messages or
doubt the results are correct, please call your local customer support
and service centre (see Chapter 16 “Local customer support and
service”).
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Using your meter as an electronic notebook
5.1
Memory
5.2
Your meter has a 300-value memory for saving results together with
time and date (provided you have set the time and date). You do not
need to save the results manually. The meter does it all for you. All results in memory are consecutively numbered from 1 (most recent) to a
maximum of 300 (oldest). If all the memory locations are occupied, the
oldest result is erased, the most recent result occupies memory location 1,
and all the other results are shifted one place back in time. You cannot
erase results manually.
In addition to the result, the time and the date, your meter also saves
all other information that is relevant to that test. For example, results
flagged as quality controls (see Chapter 6 “Checking your meter”) are
displayed together with the bottle symbol . Results obtained at a temperature outside the permitted range are displayed with the thermometer symbol . Please refer to Chapter 10.1 “Symbols” for a complete
list of symbols which can appear in the display.
Viewing test results
 With the meter turned off, press the M button. The meter turns on
without advancing a test strip. The most recent result and mem are
displayed.
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Always turn the meter on with the M button if you intend to view
results held in memory.
If you turn the meter on with the Test button and there is a drum
in the meter, a test strip will be advanced.
 Press the M button to move towards the next older result saved.
If you hold down the M button, you scroll through your results more
quickly towards the older results. When you reach the oldest memory
location containing a result, pressing the M button again takes you to
the most recent result.
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 Press the S button to move towards the next most recent result
saved.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off. A test strip is not advanced.
If you hold down the S button, you scroll through your results more
quickly towards the more recent results. When you reach the most
recent result in memory, pressing the S button again takes you back to
the oldest result.
5.3
Your meter can display the average value as well as the highest value
and the lowest value. You can produce these statistics for the last 7, 14
or 30 days. The current day is always included. If more than 300 test
results were saved during this period, the statistics will be based on the
last 300.
Memory Location 1
most recent result
M
Memory Location 2
S
M
M
Memory Location 3
Memory Location 298
S
S
M
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Memory Location 299
S
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If, for example, results have only been saved for the last 5 days,
these results will be used to calculate the averages for 7,14 and
30 days.
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Results flagged as quality controls as well as results shown as
being LO or HI are not included in the calculations.
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The meter can only calculate these statistics as long as the
results are stored together with the time and date. If you have
not entered the time and date, three horizontal bars – – – are
displayed instead of the numerical values.
Memory Location 300
oldest result
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 With the meter turned off, press the M button.
The meter turns on without advancing a test strip. The most recent
result and mem are displayed.
 Press the S and M buttons at the same time.
The average of the results from the last 7 days is displayed.
 The number of results used in the calculation is displayed at
top left (in this example: 30).
 The number of days for which the average was calculated is
displayed at top right (in this example: 7).
 Press and hold down the M button.
As long as you hold the button down, the lowest blood glucose value
you obtained in the last 7 days is displayed along with its time and
date.
 Press and hold down the S button.
As long as you hold the button down, the highest blood glucose
value you obtained in the last 7 days is displayed along with its time
and date.
When you release the buttons, the display reverts to the 7-day average.
 Press the S and M buttons again at the same time.
The average of the results from the last 14 days is displayed.
For this period, too, you can request the meter to display the lowest
and the highest values. To do this, press and hold down the M and S
buttons, respectively.
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 Press the S and M buttons again at the same time. The average of
the results from the last 30 days is displayed.
For this period, too, you can request the meter to display the lowest
and the highest values. To do this, press and hold down the M and S
buttons, respectively.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off. A test strip is not
advanced.
5.4
Downloading test results to a PC, handheld computer or
printer
If you wish to analyse your results on a PC or handheld computer, you
will need a suitable software program. To download your results from
the meter to the PC you will also need the Accu-Chek Infrared Cable.
For further information please contact your local customer support and
service centre (see Chapter 16 “Local customer support and service”).
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To analyse your results, you need to have set the year, time and
date (see Chapter 3 “Settings”).
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Your results remain in the meter’s memory after down-loading.
The infrared window is located at the front end of the meter.
Your Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter has an inbuilt infrared interface
permitting wireless data downloading to a suitably equipped PC, handheld computer (PDA) or printer. All results in memory are downloaded
each time.
Roche Diagnostics offers a variety of special software products (e.g.
Accu-Chek Compass, Accu-Chek Pocket Compass, Accu-Chek Camit
Pro and the Accu-Chek Smart Printer System) that are designed to
extend the memory functions of your meter. These products enable you
and your doctor to manage your data more effectively and, through their
graph and table views, make it easier for you to understand your selftesting data.
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 Start the program on your PC or handheld computer, or on the
Accu-Chek Smart Printer System, so it is ready to receive the data.
 Start downloading at the PC, handheld computer or the Accu-Chek
Smart Printer System.
 Position the meter 10-20 cm away from the infrared window of the
infrared cable, handheld computer or the Accu-Chek Smart Printer
System. Point the two infrared windows towards one another.
The meter automatically sends all your blood glucose test results. The
two arrows flash in the display.
 With the meter turned off, press the S and M buttons at the same
time.
The meter turns on without advancing a test strip. Two arrows
appear in the display.
Once downloading has finished, the arrows stop flashing and the meter
turns itself off.
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If data transfer did not occur or was incomplete, the two arrows
do not start flashing and, after 5 minutes, the meter turns itself
off. If this happens, please refer to Chapter 10 “Symbols, display
messages and troubleshooting”.
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Checking your meter
To ensure your results are always dependable, you should periodically
check the performance of your Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter.
Do this by running a quality control check using Accu-Chek Compact
Control or Accu-Chek Compact Autocontrol solution:
 when you open a new pack of test strip drums,
 after you have replaced the batteries,
 after your meter has displayed the bottle symbol
perform a quality control check,
requesting you to
 Check that all the elements shown in the illustration are properly
displayed on your meter.
If any of the display elements are missing, please contact your local
customer support and service centre. For instance, if you can see elements other than the numerals 888 on your display (see a possible example in the illustration below). In that case, the meter will not be able
to display your test results.
 after you have cleaned your meter,
 if your result does not agree with how you feel.
Please ask your local customer support and service representative
where you can obtain Accu-Chek Compact Control or Accu-Chek
Compact Autocontrol solution (see Chapter 16 “Local customer support
and service”).
To perform a quality control check you need the concentration tables
for the control solutions you are using. These can be found on the peeloff label attached to the drum container. When conducting the quality
control test, always check that the peel-off label with the concentration
tables belongs to the test strip drum that is currently in the meter.
 Read the package insert that came with the control solutions.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter on.
Shortly afterwards the meter automatically advances a test strip.
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 Wait until the flashing test strip symbol and blood drop symbol are
displayed and the meter beeps (provided the beep tone is turned
on).
You now have approximately 5 minutes in which to apply control solution. After this time, the meter automatically turns off. If this occurs,
press the Test button to eject the test strip. The strip can no longer be
used. Start the quality control check again with a new test strip.
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 Take a bottle of control solution.
 Open it and wipe the tip of the dropper with a clean paper towel in
order to remove any dried-on residues.
 Hold the meter so the test strip is pointing downwards (see illustration).
 Apply a drop of control solution to the surface of a clean, easily
washable object made of glass, porcelain or stainless steel (e.g. a
plate or spoon).
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Always hold the meter so the test strip is pointing downwards
when you are applying control solution to the test strip. Continue
to hold the meter with the test strip pointing downwards until you
have ejected it.
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Use only control solution that has been freshly applied to the surface of the object. The control solution must not be left exposed
on the surface for any length of time. If it is, the control solution
may give results that are too high.
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If you hold it so the test strip is pointing upwards or sideways or
you put the meter down with the test strip still in it, control solution can enter the meter and contaminate it.
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 Hold the tip of the test strip to the drop of control solution. The test
strip draws up the control solution via the black notch.
On completion of the test, the result appears in the display. The meter
automatically saves the result to memory.
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If you hear beep tones when the test result is displayed, the
Acoustic Mode has been turned on in your meter (see page 14).
You can turn off the Acoustic Mode and with it the beep tones
(see Chapter 3.1 “Turning the beep tone on/off”).
 If you are using Accu-Chek Compact Autocontrol solution:
The meter automatically detects that you have applied control solution. The bottle symbol appears in the display when measurement
starts. The bottle symbol is saved along with the result to identify it
as a quality control result.
If the bottle symbol is not displayed:
When the test strip has drawn up sufficient control solution, the meter
beeps (provided the beep tone is turned on), the test strip symbol disappears and the blood drop symbol stops flashing. Measurement starts
automatically and 000 appears in the display.
 Press the S button twice when the result is displayed. The bottle
symbol appears in the display.
 Withdraw the test strip from the control solution.
Measurement takes approximately 5 seconds. As measurement progresses, the three 000 disappear in turn from the display.
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 If you are using Accu-Chek Compact Control solution:
The meter does not automatically detect that you have applied control solution. When the result is displayed, you can flag it retrospectively as a quality control result.
 Press the S button twice when the result is displayed. The bottle
symbol appears in the display.
 Compare the result with the concentration table printed on the peeloff label attached to the drum container. Make sure you are comparing the result with the correct concentration table for your control
solution.
 Hold the meter over a waste bin with the test strip pointing downwards.
To remove the bottle symbol:
 Press the S button once.
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As soon as the result is displayed and you have flagged it as a quality
control test (where this is necessary):
You can only flag the result as a quality control test as long as
you have not yet turned the meter off. Once the meter has been
switched off, you can no longer flag the result. You cannot change
results you have retrieved from memory with the M button.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off. The used test strip drops
out.
Always let the meter eject the test strip as soon as you have
compared the result with the concentration table. Do not leave
the meter lying around with the test strip still in and do not pull
the test strip out of the meter. If you do, control solution taken up
by the test strip may contaminate the meter.
 Wipe the tip of the dropper with a clean, dry paper towel and close
the bottle tightly.
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The hypo indicator cannot distinguish between blood and control
solution. If you have set a hypo indicator and use control solution
G1 you may see hypo? flashing on the display. This means that
the reading for the control solution is below the blood glucose
level you have set for the hypo indicator. Example: The concentration range of control solution G1 is 2.1 – 3.7 mmol/L
(37-67 mg/dL) and the level set for the hypo indicator is
3.9 mmol/L (70 mg/dL).
Take care not to bend the test strip either before or during application of control solution. Do not bend or move the test strip
while the test is in progress.
If you do bend or move the strip, it may produce an incorrect result, or you may see the following error message:
If the result is outside the stated range, perform a second quality control
check. If the result of this second test is outside the concentration range
as well, please check the following points:
 Did you perform the quality control check as described above?
 Did you wait for the flashing test strip symbol and blood drop
symbol to appear before applying control solution?
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 Did you wipe the tip of the dropper before you applied control solution to the surface of the washable object?
 Did you compare the result with the concentration table specifically
belonging to the control solution you used? Does the concentration
table belong to the test strips you are using?
 Did you perform the test within the correct temperature range
(+10 °C to +40 °C)?
 Did you use a test strip drum whose 90-day use-by period has
not expired (see Chapter 2.5 “Inserting or replacing the test strip
drum”)?
 If this happens, press the Test button to turn the meter off
and allow the test strip to drop out. Repeat the quality control
check with a new test strip.
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 Did you observe the proper storage conditions for the meter, the test
strip drum and the control solution (see Chapter 9 “Measurement
and storage conditions” and the package inserts that came with the
test strip drum and control solutions)?
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 Is the control solution beyond its expiry date (see label on the
bottle)?
 Has the control solution been open for more than three months?
Once opened, control solutions are stable for three months. They
must not be used after this period.
 Did you use the correct quality control solution (Accu-Chek Compact
Control or Accu-Chek Compact Autocontrol)?
If you have checked these points and the results are still outside the
stated concentration range, please call your local customer support and
service centre (see Chapter 16 “Local customer support and service”).
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Quality control results flagged with a bottle symbol are not included in statistical calculations.
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In order for the meter to recognize the Accu-Chek Compact Autocontrol solutions automatically as control solutions and to enable
it to distinguish them from blood, the control solutions contain a
dark dye. This is not poisonous. Avoid getting the control solution
on the table or on your clothing. The dye is water-soluble. If you
do happen to spill some, you can wipe or rinse the dye away immediately with warm water.
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Cleaning your Accu-Chek Compact Plus system
7.1
Cleaning the meter
Healthcare professionals testing blood glucose in a multi-patient
setting must observe additionally the directions on cleaning and
disinfection given in Chapters 8.3 and 8.4.
The meter uses an optical measuring method that relies heavily on all of
its components being clean. Because of the way the test strip works, the
meter does not normally come into direct contact with blood. Regular
cleaning is therefore largely unnecessary. In the rare event of the meter
becoming soiled through improper use, cleaning it may become necessary (see message E-5 on page 151).
For cleaning use only cold water or 70% alcohol (ethanol). Any
other cleaning agents may damage the meter or impair its measuring function.
Use a lightly moistened cloth or a lightly moistened cotton swab.
Do not spray anything onto the meter and do not immerse it in
water or alcohol. Doing so may damage internal parts, so affecting its operation.
If the outside of your meter or the display are dirty, wipe them with a
lightly moistened cloth.
You can dispose of empty or only partly used bottles of control
solution with your regular household waste.
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Clean the meter carefully if
 the test strip guide has become visibly soiled,
 Use a lightly moistened cotton swab to wipe the small window
covering the optical system and the area around it.
 message E-5 is displayed (see page 151).
 If the meter is on, press the Test button to turn it off.
 Wait for the motor to stop before you open the meter.
 Open the drum compartment cover by lifting where it projects
slightly to the right of the test strip guide.
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Make sure that no liquid enters the meter. Avoid scratching the
meter, as doing so will impair its measuring function.
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 Remove any fluff or lint that may remain.
 Close the drum compartment cover and push it shut.
You will hear an audible CLICK.
 Perform a quality control check (see Chapter 6 “Checking your
meter”).
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Ensure that the drum compartment cover is tightly closed. If it is
not properly closed, the meter will not turn on when you press
the Test button.
7.2
Cleaning the lancing device
Clean your lancing device regularly to keep it in good working condition. If any blood gets on it, always wipe this away immediately. Clean
the outside of the lancing device only. Wipe it once a week with a cloth
lightly moistened with 70 % ethanol or 70 % isopropanol (available from
your pharmacist).
In addition, thoroughly wipe the inside of the cap using a cotton bud
lightly moistened with one of the two cleaning fluids.
Allow the lancing device time to dry thoroughly.
Never dip the lancing device in cleaning fluid. Doing so may damage internal parts, so affecting its operation.
Use only 70 % ethanol or 70 % isopropanol to clean the lancing
device. Other cleaning agents may attack the plastic and stop the
lancing device from operating properly.
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Blood glucose testing in a multi-patient setting
- Supplementary information for healthcare
professionals
The test strip guide and measuring window must always be kept
clean. When you turn the meter on to perform a test, the test strip
is advanced over the measuring window and out through the test
strip guide. Any residues of blood remaining on the measuring
window or in the test strip guide may get onto the test strip and
contaminate it.
The use of the same Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter to perform blood
glucose tests on more than one patient is restricted to trained staff
working in doctors’ practices, hospitals and diabetes training centres
and nursing professionals in in-patient or home-care settings.
Patients and healthcare workers are potentially at risk of becoming infected when the same Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter is
used to test blood glucose in several patients. Any object coming
into contact with human blood is a potential source of infection
(see “Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute: Protection of
Laboratory Workers from Occupationally Acquired Infections; Approved Guideline – Third Edition; CLSI document M29-A3, 2005”).
Any patient with an infection or suffering from an infectious
disease and any patient who is a carrier of a multiresistant
organism must be assigned his/her own meter. This applies
also if a patient is suspected of being one of the above and,
for as long as the suspicion exists, the meter must not be
used to test any other patient.
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The hypo indicator level may vary from person to person. Therefore we recommend leaving the hypo indicator turned off when
using the meter in a professional setting.
When using the meter always follow the recognized procedures for
handling objects that have the potential for being contaminated with
human material. Observe the health and safety policy of your laboratory
or institution.
To stop your meter becoming contaminated, please observe additionally
the directions given in the next few pages.
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8.1
Replacing the lancing device with a blanking plate
The Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device is intended for patient
self-monitoring by a single person.
It must not be used to collect blood in a multi-patient setting as it
does not incorporate any features to guard against cross-infection.
Therefore, undock the lancing device from the meter.
 Hold the meter so its reverse side is facing upwards.
Instead of the lancing device you can use a blanking plate which is
available from your local customer support centre.
 Hold the meter so it is horizontal, with the recess for docking the
lancing device pointing upwards.
 Slide the blanking plate over the recess from the left along the
meter in the direction indicated by the arrow.
The guides along the inside of the recess must engage with the
grooves along the blanking plate. The blanking plate is properly
attached when it locks into place with an audible CLICK.
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 Push the slide button in the direction indicated by the arrow (1) and
hold it there.
 Slide the lancing device out in the direction indicated by the arrow
(2).


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8.2
Testing blood glucose
Select a puncture site along the side of a fingertip.
 Wear protective gloves.
 Wash or disinfect the patient’s finger and allow it to dry thoroughly.
The drop of blood cannot spread so easily over dry skin.
Residues of water or disinfectant on the skin can dilute the drop
of blood and so produce false results.
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The test strip cannot properly draw up blood that has spread over
the skin.
 Use a lancing device that is approved for use by healthcare professionals.
 Turn the finger so the chosen puncture site is facing upwards, and
keep it facing upwards. The drop of blood cannot then spread so
easily.
 Lance the side of the fingertip.
 Using gentle pressure, massage the finger towards the fingertip
to encourage a drop of blood to form. A proper drop of blood must
form.
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If you collect blood from an earlobe, be sure that the blood is on
top and not hanging from the earlobe. Hold the earlobe or position the patient so the puncture site is on top.
 Use a lancing device with adjustable penetration depth settings.
 Select a penetration depth to suit the nature of the patient’s skin.
Start with a shallow depth setting.
To test blood glucose you require approximately 1.5 µL of blood.
Avoid producing large drops of blood on the patient’s finger, as
these may come into contact with the meter.
Wipe off any large drops of blood and test using the drop of blood
that forms again at the puncture site.
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 Touch the tip of the test strip against the drop of blood. The test strip
draws up the blood through the black notch.
Correct
While the test strip is drawing up blood, always hold the meter
so the test strip is pointing downwards. If you hold it so the
test strip is pointing upwards or sideways or if you lay the meter
down with the test strip still inside, blood can enter the meter
and contaminate it.
Hold the meter with the test strip pointing downwards until the
result is displayed (measuring time approx. 5 seconds) and you
have ejected the test strip.
 Stop touching the blood drop with the test strip as soon as 000
appears in the display and the meter beeps (provided the beep tone
is turned on). This indicates that the test strip has drawn up enough
blood and the test starts.
Drop of blood
approx. 1.5 µL
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Wrong
Wrong
Wrong
Drop
too large
Drop
has spread
Test strip is
pointing upwards
 When the result is displayed, hold the meter upright over a waste
bin and press the Test button
to turn it off. The used test strip
drops out.
Always let the meter eject the test strip. Do not pull the test
strip out. If you do pull the used test strip out, blood may enter
the meter and contaminate it.
Dispose of used lancets, test strips or disposable lancing devices
according to the health and safety policy of your laboratory or
institution.
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8.3
Disinfecting the meter
In order to disinfect the lower edge of the drum compartment cover and
measuring window, you need to open the drum compartment cover.
The Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter may be disinfected. Disinfection is
performed according to the degree of soiling (see “When to disinfect”).
What to disinfect
First make sure the meter is turned off.
 Open the drum compartment cover by lifting where it projects
slightly to the right of the test strip guide.
The following parts of the meter may become contaminated:
 the area around the test strip guide
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 the lower edge of the drum compartment cover
 the measuring window
 the casing
The test strip guide and measuring window must always be kept
clean. When you turn the meter on to perform a test, the test strip
is advanced over the measuring window and out through the test
strip guide. Any residues of blood remaining on the measuring
window or in the test strip guide may get onto the test strip and
contaminate it.
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Once you have opened the drum compartment cover, you will see
beneath it the small measuring window (1) and have access to the
lower edge of the drum compartment cover (2).
Cotton buds, wipes and cloths moistened with disinfectant are all suitable for disinfecting the meter.
Make sure that no liquid enters the meter. Avoid scratching the
measuring window as scratches could impair its measuring
function.
Do not spray anything onto the meter and do not immerse it in
liquid. Doing so may damage the meter’s internal components
and stop it from working properly.
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 Allow areas you have wiped time to dry thoroughly.
 Remove any fluff or lint that may remain.
 Fold the drum compartment cover down and press until it closes.
It locks with an audible CLICK.


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 Ensure that the drum compartment cover is properly closed.
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When to disinfect
8.4
Each time after you have tested a patient’s blood glucose:
Use only disinfectants of proven effectiveness quoted in official guidelines (e.g. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute: Protection of
Laboratory Workers from Occupationally Acquired Infections; Approved
Guideline – Third Edition; CLSI document M29-A3, 2005).
 Wipe the area around the test strip guide.
If you find blood on the cloth, also wipe the test strip guide itself and
the measuring window.
Suitable disinfectants
Use alcohol-based surface disinfectants with virucidal activity. Suitable
agents are those, for instance, based on alcohols, aldehyde cleavers and
quaternary compounds*. Use them according to manufacturer’s instructions.
If there is blood on the meter:
 Wipe the meter.
If blood has entered the meter:
 Wipe the area around the test strip guide, the lower edge of the
drum compartment cover and the measuring window.
 Allow areas you have wiped time to dry thoroughly.
The meter, test strip guide and measuring window must be thoroughly
cleaned and disinfected at least once a day after use. Carefully check all
recesses, grooves and gaps, as well as the blanking plate.
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* List of disinfection methods that have been tested in accordance with the “Richtlinien für
die Prüfung chemischer Desinfektionsmittel” [Guidelines for testing chemical disinfectants]
and the “Anforderungskatalog” [Requirements catalogue] of the DGHM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie e.V.) [= German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology,
Registered Society] based on the DGHM standard methods for testing chemical disinfection
methods, and have been found to be efficacious by the Desinfektionsmittel-Kommission
[= Disinfectants Commission] of the DGHM in collaboration with representatives of the following professional associations: DGKH (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene e.V.)
[= German Society for Hospital Hygiene, Registered Society], GHU (Gesellschaft für Hygiene
und Umweltmedizin e.V.) [= German Society for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Registered Society], DVV (Deutsche Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Viruskrankheiten e.V.)
[= German Association for the Control of Virus Diseases, Registered Society] and DVG
(Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft e.V.) [= German Veterinary Society, Registered
Society]
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9
Measurement and storage conditions
The reliability of your meter and lancing device as well as the accuracy
of your results may be influenced by a number of factors. Please pay
close attention to the following points.
9.1
Temperature range
 Without batteries and test strip drum the meter may be stored
between -25 °C and +70 °C.
 With batteries but without the test strip drum the meter may be
stored between -10 °C and +50 °C.
At temperatures above +50 °C the batteries could leak and
damage the meter.
 A test can be performed at the limits of the permitted range (between +6 °C and +10 °C or between +40 °C and +44 °C). In this
case the thermometer symbol is displayed.
Do not use results obtained at the limits of the permitted temperature range as a basis for making therapeutic decisions, as
they could be incorrect. Incorrect results can cause the wrong
therapeutic decision to be taken and so produce adverse health
effects.
 Tests cannot be performed at temperatures below +6 °C and above
+44 °C.
The following message is displayed:
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At temperatures below -10 °C the batteries do not have enough
power to keep the internal clock functioning.
 With batteries and test strip drum the meter may be stored
between +2 °C and +30 °C.
 For performing blood glucose tests the permitted range is from
+10 °C to +40 °C.
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 At temperatures below 0 °C it is impossible to turn the meter on.
 Keep the lancing device at temperatures between -25 °C and
+70 °C.
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Never expose the lancing device to high temperatures (e.g. in a
hot car). High temperatures can cause parts of the lancing device
to become warped, so impairing its operation.
When you aren’t using the lancing device, keep it without a lancet inserted.
9.2
Atmospheric humidity
When you test blood glucose the relative humidity should be between
20 % and 85 %.
Keep the meter and lancing device at between 20 % and 85 % relative
humidity.
Never try to speed up warming or cooling of your meter, e.g. by
placing it on a radiator or in a refrigerator. Doing so can damage
the meter and cause it to give incorrect results. Incorrect results
can cause the wrong therapeutic decision to be taken and so
produce adverse health effects.
Sudden changes in temperature can cause condensation to form
in or on the meter. If this happens, do not turn the meter on.
Make sure that it returns to room temperature slowly. Never keep
it in a room that is likely to harbour condensation (e.g. a bathroom).
9.3
Sources of interference
Strong electromagnetic fields may interfere with the proper
operation of the meter. Do not use the meter close to sources of
strong electromagnetic radiation.
To avoid electrostatic discharge, do not use the meter in a very
dry environment, especially one in which synthetic materials are
present.
Keep the meter away from very strong light sources (e.g. direct
sunlight, studio lighting, spot lights, etc.). These may interfere
with the proper functioning of the meter and cause error messages to be displayed.
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10
Symbols, display messages and troubleshooting
In addition to test results, the time and the date, your meter also displays other symbols and error messages. Some of these routine display
messages have already been explained in earlier chapters. Following is
a complete summary of all symbols and messages, what they mean and
what actions you should take when they appear.
When you use the meter, pay close attention to all symbols and messages. Every symbol and every message provides you with important
information. Therefore, if you do not know what a symbol means or do
not understand a message, please refer to this chapter to find the explanation. Otherwise you run the risk of wrongly interpreting your results.
Several symbols may appear at the same time. For example, a combination such as test result, time and date with flashing thermometer, drum,
clock and bottle symbols may be displayed. This means that the temperature during measurement was at the limit of the permitted range
and that the 90-day use-by period for the test strip drum has expired.
10.1 Symbols
When elements in the display are surrounded by a halo, it indicates that
they are flashing in the meter’s display.
Symbol...
Meaning:
This is the unit in which your blood glucose results are displayed.
The beep tone (On 1) or Acoustic Mode
(On 2) is turned on.
You may apply blood or control solution
to the test strip now.
The test is in progress.
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Symbol...
Meaning:
Symbol...
Meaning:
mem signifies that the result being displayed is a result from memory.
You are requested to run a quality control test.
 No results have been saved.
This result is/was a quality control result.
 The meter cannot calculate the average of the last 7, 14 or 30 days,
 as memory only contains results
that are not used in the calculation, e.g. quality control results,
 as you have not entered the date
and time,
 as you have set the date to a
time in the past.
The average blood glucose result for
the last 7, 14 or 30 days is displayed.
It was calculated using (for example)
24, 43 and 70 blood glucose results,
respectively.
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The temperature during testing was at
the limit of the permitted range (between
+6 °C and +10 °C or between +40 °C
and +44 °C).
10
Do not use the result as a basis for
therapeutic decisions.
 Turn the meter off. Let the meter
warm up or cool down slowly. Turn
the meter on again and repeat the
test.
During testing the permitted temperature range is from +10 °C to
+40 °C.
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Symbol...
Meaning:
Symbol...
Meaning:
When this result was saved, the temperature was at the limit of the permitted range.
The blood glucose result is below the
measuring range, i.e. it is less than
0.6 mmol/L (or 10 mg/dL).
Do not use the result as a basis for
therapeutic decisions.
If the displayed test result agrees with
the way you feel, follow your doctor’s
advice. If the test result does not agree
with the way you feel, please perform
a quality control check with Accu-Chek
Compact Control or Accu-Chek Compact
Autocontrol solution and a new test strip.
Then perform another blood glucose
test. If the new test result still does not
agree with the way you feel, please contact your doctor.
The batteries are running low. When
the battery symbol first appears in the
display, you can perform about 50 more
tests. Continue testing until all the test
strips in the test strip drum have been
used. Then replace the batteries and the
test strip drum.
If you use NiMH rechargeable batteries instead of normal batteries, fewer
than 50 more tests can be performed. If
the rechargeable batteries are old and
exhausted, it may not be possible to perform even one more test.
When the batteries are so low that
no more tests can be performed, the
battery symbol appears briefly for 3
seconds in the display. Then the meter
turns off. Insert two batteries (new or
recharged).
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10
Symbol...
Meaning:
The blood glucose result is above the
measuring range, i.e. it is greater than
33.3 mmol/L (or 600 mg/dL).
If the test result agrees with the way you
feel, follow your doctor’s advice. If the
test result does not agree with the way
you feel, please perform a quality control
check with Accu-Chek Compact Control
or Accu-Chek Compact Autocontrol solution and a new test strip. Then perform
another blood glucose test. If the new
test result still does not agree with the
way you feel, please contact your doctor.
Symbol...
Meaning:
You have turned on the hypo indicator
and the displayed result is below the
level you set.
You have turned on the alarm clock
function. The bell symbol flashes in the
display at the same time as the meter
beeps.
The meter is downloading results to a
computer.
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This result has been flagged as a special
result.
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10.2 Display messages and troubleshooting
When elements in the display are surrounded by a halo, it indicates that
they are flashing in the meter’s display.
If you receive frequent error messages, please contact your local customer support and service centre (see Chapter 16 “Local customer support and service”).
If this happens …
it means:
The meter will not turn on.
 The batteries (normal or rechargeable) are empty.
Insert batteries (new or recharged).
 You inserted the batteries the wrong
way round. Remove the batteries
and place them in the battery compartment as instructed.
If the batteries were left the wrong
way round in the meter for more
than two minutes, the meter forgets
the year, date and time. Re-enter
them (see Chapters 3 “Settings”).
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If this happens …
it means:

 The surrounding temperature is below 0 °C.
Change location. The temperature
must be between +10 °C and
+40 °C. Allow the meter to warm up
slowly.
 Condensation has affected the electronics.
Let the meter dry slowly.
 The meter is defective.
Please contact your local customer
support and service centre (see
Chapter 16 “Local customer support
and service”).
The meter is turned on, but The display is defective.
the display is blank.
Please contact your local customer support and service centre (see Chapter 16
“Local customer support and service”).
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10
If this happens …
it means:
The clock has stopped
or
the clock is slow.
 The meter was exposed to a temperature below –10 °C and the batteries are beginning to freeze. Turn
the meter off.
Let it warm up slowly. Always keep
the meter and batteries at temperatures between -10 °C and +50 °C
(with test strip drum: between +2 °C
and +30 °C).
When the meter is turned
 The meter was exposed to a temon, the clock shows 0:00 or
perature below -10 °C and the batteries are beginning to freeze. Turn
12.00 a.m.
the meter off.
Let it warm up slowly. Always keep
the meter and batteries at temperatures between -10 °C and +50 °C
(with test strip drum: between +2 °C
and +30 °C).
 The time has not been set.
Set the time as described in Chapter
3.4 “Setting the time”.
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This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
The test strip drum in the meter is
empty. Insert a new test strip drum.
 You inserted a partly used test strip
drum.
 You opened the drum compartment.
 You took longer than two minutes
to replace the batteries (the year,
date and time settings are lost) and
a partly used drum remained in the
meter.
 You adopted the bar code from the
preceding drum, as the bar code on
the drum that is inserted is damaged
(see error message E-2).
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10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:

You are requested to perform a quality
control check in order to check the test
strips. The meter has no way of telling
when the drum was first inserted or how
long the partly used drum has already
been in the meter. Perform a quality
control check (see Chapter 6, “Checking
your meter”). If the measurement produces a correct result, you may continue
to use the test strips. If the result is incorrect, you need to insert a new drum.
Following the quality control check, the
bottle symbol disappears from the display. The drum symbol continues to flash
in order to draw attention to the fact that
the meter cannot calculate the use-by
period. The symbol only disappears
when you insert a new drum. All results
are saved along with a flashing drum
symbol. If you do not perform a quality
control check, the flashing bottle symbol
appears with every test until you insert
a new drum.
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This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
 You inserted a partly used test strip
drum.
 You opened the drum compartment.
 You took longer than two minutes
to replace the batteries (the year,
date and time settings are lost) and
a partly used drum remained in the
meter.
 You adopted the bar code from the
preceding drum, as the bar code on
the drum that is inserted is damaged
(see error message E-2)
The meter cannot calculate the use-by
period for this test strip drum.
You performed the requested quality
control check (see explanation for the
preceding display).
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10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
This message/symbol
appears…
The 90-day use-by period for the test
strip drum has expired. The test strips
cannot be used.

You must not use these test
strips, as they may produce incorrect results. Incorrect results
can cause the wrong therapeutic
decision to be taken and so produce adverse health effects.
 Insert a new test strip drum.
 The 90-day use-by period for the
test strip drum has expired and you
have performed a quality control
check (see explanation for the preceding display).
Although you performed
a blood glucose test, the
bottle symbol is displayed.
and means:
The results in memory may be
incorrect. Incorrect results can
cause the wrong therapeutic decision to be taken and so produce
adverse health effects.
An assignment error has occurred. The
result is correct, but has been saved as
a quality control test.
 Press the S button once so that the
bottle symbol is no longer displayed.
If the meter has already been
switched off, you can no longer
make the correction. You cannot
change results you have retrieved
from memory with the M button.
 In the case of saved results: The test
strips you used for this test were
unusable (in the meter for more than
90 days).
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145
10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
Although you performed a
quality control check, the
bottle symbol is not displayed.
An assignment error has occurred. The
result is correct, but has been saved as
a blood glucose result.
 Press the S button twice so that the
bottle symbol is displayed.
If the meter has already been
switched off, you can no longer
make the correction. You cannot
change results you have retrieved
from memory with the M button.
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
 The bar code information from the
test strip drum has been lost.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off. Open and close the drum
compartment.
The meter then rotates the drum
and reads the bar code. The drum
symbol and the bottle symbol flash
in the display when the next test is
performed. Perform a quality control
check. You may use up all the test
strips remaining in the drum. The
90-day use-by period will no longer
be properly calculated for this drum.
The drum symbol continues to flash
in the display until you have inserted
a new drum.
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147
10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:

 The bar code on the test strip drum
is damaged.

 If you inserted the second or third
drum from a pack, press the S button. The meter uses the bar code
from the preceding drum. The drum
and bottle symbols flash in the
display. The meter requests you to
perform a quality control check. You
may use all 17 test strips for testing.
The drum symbol continues to flash
in the display until you have inserted
a new drum.
 If you inserted the first drum from a
pack, remove the drum from the meter and return it to its container. Insert the second drum from the same
pack in the meter and use all 17 test
strips. When it is time to replace the
drum, insert the first drum with the
damaged bar code. When the error
message is displayed again, press
the S button. The meter uses the bar
code from the preceding drum. The
drum and bottle symbols flash in the
display. The meter requests you to
perform a quality control check. You
may use all 17 test strips for testing.
The drum symbol continues to flash
in the display until you have inserted
a new drum.

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 If you inserted a test strip drum from
single-drum pack, you can no longer
use this drum. Insert a new drum.
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10
This message/symbol
appears…

and means:
All test strip drums from the same
pack have a bar code that is valid
for this pack only. Do not code the
meter with test strip drums from
other packs. If the test strips and
bar code do not belong together,
inaccurate blood glucose results
may be obtained. Test strip drums
from the same pack have the
same lot number. Compare the
lot numbers. These are printed on
the label of the test strip next to
the
symbol.
 The test strip drum does not rotate.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off. Open the drum compartment and press the red drum release
button. Close the drum compartment
again.

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This message/symbol
appears…

and means:
The meter then rotates the drum
and reads the bar code. The drum
symbol and bottle symbol then flash
in the display. The 90-day use-by
period will no longer be properly
calculated for this drum. Perform a
quality control check. You may use
up all the test strips remaining in the
drum. The drum symbol continues
to flash in the display until you have
inserted a new drum.
 The bar code on the test strip drum
is damaged. To troubleshoot, see error message E-2.
 The small window covering the optical system is dirty.
 Clean the window (see Chapter 7.1
“Cleaning the meter”) and repeat the
test with a new test strip.
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10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:

 You applied blood or control solution
too soon.

 You moved or bent the test strip
while applying blood or control solution, or during measurement.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off and then on again. Repeat
the test with a new test strip. Wait
until the test strip symbol and blood
drop symbol flash in the display and
the meter beeps (provided the beep
tone is turned on). Now (and no earlier than this) apply blood or control
solution to the test strip.
 You applied too little blood or control
solution.
 Turn the meter off and on again.
Repeat the test with a new test strip
and a larger amount of blood or control solution.
 Turn the meter off and on again. Repeat the test with a new test strip.
 You turned the meter off and on
again. The old test strip is still in the
meter.
 Hold the meter upright so the test
strip is pointing downwards. Press
the Test button to turn the meter off
and allow the test strip to drop out.
If the test strip does not drop out,
remove it manually, even if you feel
some resistance.


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153
10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:

 You pulled the test strip out of the
meter before applying blood or control solution to the strip.

 There is condensation in the meter.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off and then on again. Repeat
the test with a new test strip. Always
remove the test strip by pressing the
Test button to turn the meter off.
 The test strip that was advanced is
defective.
 Hold the meter upright so the test
strip is pointing downwards. Press
the Test button to turn the meter off
and allow the test strip to drop out.
Press the Test button to turn the
meter on again and repeat the test.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off. Leave it to dry at room
temperature.
 The batteries are empty or a meter
error has occurred.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off and then on again. If the
error message appears again, the
batteries may be empty. Insert new
batteries. If you see the error message again when you next turn the
meter on, please contact your local
customer support and service centre
(see Chapter 16 “Local customer
support and service”).

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155
10
This message/symbol
appears…
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and means:
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
 You pulled the test strip out of the
meter during testing.
 The test strip is stuck.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off and then on again. Repeat
the test with a new test strip. Always
remove the test strip by pressing the
Test button to turn the meter off.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off. Open the drum compartment and, if necessary, pull out
the test strip. Press the red drum
release button and remove the test
strip drum. Insert the test strip drum
and close the drum compartment.
The meter then rotates the drum
and reads the bar code. The drum
symbol and bottle symbol then flash
in the display. The 90-day use-by
period will no longer be properly
calculated for this drum. Perform a
quality control check. You may use
up all the test strips remaining in the
drum. The drum symbol continues
to flash in the display until you have
inserted a new drum.
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 The test strip drum does not rotate.
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10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
 The meter has been exposed to
severe differences in temperature.

 The mock drum (empty drum without test strips or a label) is still in the
meter.
 The temperature is too low (between
0 °C and +6 °C) or too high (above
+44 °C) to perform a test.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off. Let it cool down or warm
up slowly. During testing the permitted temperature range is from
+10 °C to +40 °C.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off. Insert an Accu-Chek Compact
test strip drum.
 You inserted a test strip drum from
a different blood glucose monitoring
system.
 You applied too little blood or control
solution.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off. Insert an Accu-Chek Compact
test strip drum.
 Turn the meter off and on again.
Repeat the test with a new test strip
and a larger amount of blood or control solution.
 The bar code on the test strip drum
is damaged.
To troubleshoot, see error message
E-3.
 There is no test strip drum in the
meter.
 Press the Test button to turn the
meter off. Insert a new test strip
drum.

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159
10
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
This message/symbol
appears…
and means:
A meter error has occurred.

 The infrared windows are too far
apart or not properly facing one another.
 Press the Test button to turn the meter off and then on again. If the error
message persists, please contact
your local customer support and service centre (see Chapter 16 “Local
customer support and service”).
During a data download both arrows fail
to start flashing. The meter turns itself
off after 5 minutes and the PC, handheld computer or the Accu-Chek Smart
Printer System also displays an error
message.
 A download error occurred.
 Reduce the distance between the
two infrared windows to 10-20 cm
and position them so they are facing one another. Start the download
again.
 A software error occurred on the PC,
handheld computer or the
Accu-Chek Smart Printer System.
 Read the manual for the software or
the Accu-Chek Smart Printer System.
 Start the download again.
 A strong light source is too close to
the two infrared windows.
 Move away from the light source
and start the download again.

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10
11
Technical data
Meter type
Accu-Chek Compact Plus
Catalogue No./Serial No.
See type plate on back of meter
Test principle
Determination of glucose in fresh capillary blood by reflectance photometry.
When using different specimen material
please refer to the package insert that
came with the Accu-Chek Compact test
strips.
Measuring time
Blood glucose concentrations may be
measured in whole blood or in plasma.
Although you always apply whole blood
to your test strip, your meter will show
results that are equivalent either to
whole blood or to plasma concentrations. If you want to know whether
your meter displays your blood glucose
results in terms of concentrations in
whole blood or in plasma, please refer
to the package insert for your test
strips. It also contains information on
how the system works, on the test principle and on reference methods.
Measuring range
0.6–33.3 mmol/L (10–600 mg/dL)
Sample size
approx. 1.5 µL (1 microlitre =
1 thousandths of a millilitre)
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Technical data
System operating
temperature
Storage temperature
Meter
approx. 5 seconds (depending on
concentration)
+10 °C to +40 °C
without batteries and without test strip
drum: -25 °C to +70 °C
with batteries but without test strip
drum: -10 °C to +50 °C
with batteries and with test strip drum:
+2 °C to +30 °C
Lancing device
-25 °C to +70 °C
Atmospheric humidity
20 % - 85 % relative humidity
Memory capacity
300 results together with time and date,
averages, highest and lowest value for
periods of 7, 14 and 30 days
Dimensions
113 x 49 x 30 mm without lancing
device 115 x 56 x 30 mm with lancing
device
Weight
approx. 130 g with batteries, test strip
drum and lancing device
Display window
liquid crystal display (LCD) with
symbols
Automatic power-off
after 60 seconds / after 5 minutes
depending on operating condition
Technical data
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Power supply
2 batteries (type AAA, LR 03, AM 4 or
Micro) or 2 NiMH rechargeable batteries
(type AAA)
Battery life
approx. 1000 results (fewer in Acoustic
Mode, owing to higher battery load, or
when rechargeable batteries are used)
Interface
Infrared window
Safety class
III
LED/IRED
Class 1
Electromagnetic
compatibility
This device meets the electromagnetic
immunity requirements according to EN
ISO 15197 Annex A. The chosen basis
for the immunity tests (on electrostatic
discharge) was basic standard IEC
61000-4-2.
In addition it meets the electromagnetic
emissions requirements according to
EN 61326. Its electromagnetic emission is thus low. Interference from other
electrically driven equipment is not to
be anticipated.
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Technical data
Performance evaluation
The performance data for the
Accu-Chek Compact Plus system
(Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter together with Accu-Chek Compact test
strips) were determined using capillary
blood from diabetic patients (method
comparison, accuracy), venous blood
(repeatability) and control solutions (reproducibility). The method comparison
was conducted by comparing the results from the system with those of the
hexokinase method with deproteination
using an automatic analyzer. The hexokinase method is traceable to an NIST
standard (traceability).
The Accu-Chek Compact Plus system complies with the requirements of
EN ISO 15197.
Technical data
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12
Disposing of your meter
13
During blood glucose testing the meter itself may come into contact
with blood. Used meters therefore carry a risk of infection. Please dispose of your used meter - after removing the battery - according to the
regulations applicable in your country. For information about correct
disposal please contact your local council.
The meter does not fall within the scope of European Directive 2002/96/
EC (WEEE – Waste electrical and electronic equipment).
System components
Use only Accu-Chek Compact test strips for testing with the Accu-Chek
Compact Plus meter. These are available from your pharmacist.
Only Accu-Chek Compact Control and Accu-Chek Compact Autocontrol
solutions may be used for quality control checking of your Accu-Chek
Compact Plus meter and Accu-Chek Compact test strips (see Chapter
6).
Only use Accu-Chek Softclix lancets in your Accu-Chek Softclix Plus
lancing device. These are available in various pack sizes.
If you wish to remove the lancing device permanently from the meter,
it is possible to insert a blanking plate where the lancing device would
normally be. You can order this blanking plate from your local customer
support and service centre.
If you wish to test blood from alternative sites, you can order a special
AST cap for your Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device from your local
customer support and service centre.
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13
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Disposing of your meter
System components
167
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Guarantee
15
The statutory provisions on rights in consumer goods sales in the
country of purchase shall apply.
Patents
Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter
EP 732 590; EP 738 666; EP 742 436; EP 1 189 064; US 5,463,467;
US 5,720,924; US 5,863,800; US 6,707,554; US 6,475,436;
WO 2004/003549
Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device
US 4,924,879, US-2004-0092996; US 2005-00908580; US Re. 35,803
Notice regarding patents:
Roche has been granted patent protection in the USA for its Accu-Chek
Softclix Plus lancing device and its use in combination with
Accu-Chek Softclix and Accu-Chek Softclix XS lancets (US Patents
4,924,879 and Re. 35,803). Similar patent protection also exists in other
countries, especially through European Patents 0565970, 0782838 and
Japanese Patent 2702374. Your purchase entitles you to use your
Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device in combination with Accu-Chek
Softclix and Accu-Chek Softclix XL lancets. As required by statute, Roche
will refrain from pursuing its patent rights against private persons using
Accu-Chek Softclix lancing devices in combination with lancets from
another manufacturer for non-commercial purposes. Acquisition of
Accu-Chek Softclix lancing devices is not associated, other than through
the aforementioned statutory limitation on the effect of the patent,
with any entitlement and in particular with any tacit permission for the
acquirer to use any other lancets. Roche reserves the right to assert its
patent rights against any manufacturer offering lancets for Accu-Chek
Softclix lancing devices.
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Guarantee
Patents
169
15
16
Local customer support and service
16.1 Information and repairs
16.2 Contact us
Information service
If you have any questions on how to use your Accu-Chek Compact Plus
meter or Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device, if any of the results
you obtain seem implausible, or if you suspect that the meter or lancing
device may have a fault, please contact your local customer support and
service centre. Refer to Chapter 16.2 “Contact us” for details.
Korea
Roche Diagnostics Korea Co. Ltd.
15th floor, Sam-Wha-Building, 144/17,
Samsung-dong, Kangnam-ku
135-092 Seoul
Toll-Free Line: 080-909-2222
Repair service
Please note that any repair, adjustment or other change to the meter or
lancing device must only be performed by qualified persons who have
been authorized by Roche Diagnostics. If you suspect that the meter or
lancing device may have a fault, please start by contacting your local
Roche Diagnostics customer support representative. Our staff will attempt to identify and solve the problem with you over the phone.
Hong Kong
Roche Diagnostics (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Rm 1316-1325 Metroplaza Tower I
223 Hing Fong Road
Kwai Chung
Hong Kong (China)
Diabetes Hotline: 852 2485 7512 (office hours)
www.accu-chek.com.hk
Singapore
Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd
298, Tiong Bahru Road
# 16-01-06 Central Plaza
Singapore 168730
Taiwan
Roche Diagnostics Ltd.
11F, No. 35 Sec. 3 Min Quan East Road, 104 Taipei
Toll-Free Line: 0800-060-333
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Local customer support and service
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Alphabetical index
A
Blood
Acoustic Mode ................................................................. 14, 21, 22, 55
Alarm clock function ......................................................................... 13
setting ..................................................................................... 49
Alternative site testing .............................................................. 82, 167
Asterisk symbol ................................................................................ 82
Atmospheric humidity ............................................................. 129, 163
Automatic power-off .................................................. 25, 29, 39, 66, 76
Average value ....................................................................... 40, 82, 87
applying to test strip ................................................................ 71
obtaining ................................................................................. 67
too little applied ....................................................................... 73
volume ...................................................................... 13, 70, 162
Blood drop symbol .................................................................... 65, 131
Blood glucose unit (mmol/L and mg/dL) .............................. 18, 24, 131
Bottle symbol ....................................................... 96, 99, 133, 145, 146
C
B
Barcode ...................................................................................... 12, 29
Batteries ....................................................................................... 8, 37
inserting or replacing ............................................................... 19
symbol ............................................................................ 22, 134
types ............................................................................... 20, 164
useful life ......................................................................... 21, 164
Battery compartment .......................................................................... 8
Batteries, rechargeable ............................................................. 22, 164
Beep tone
symbol ............................................................................ 41, 131
turning on ................................................................................ 41
Bell symbol ............................................................................... 49, 137
Blanking plate ......................................................................... 114, 167
172
Alphabetical index
Causes of error ......................................................................... 84, 105
Cleaning
lancing device ....................................................................... 111
meter .................................................................................... 107
Cleaning agents ...................................................................... 107, 111
Cleaning fluids ........................................................................ 107, 111
Clock symbol ............................................................................ 34, 144
Concentration table ...................................................... 32, 96, 103, 105
Control solution ........................................................................... 32, 96
expiry date ............................................................................ 106
Control window (test strip drum) ........................................ 8, 30, 31, 36
Customer support and service ........................................................ 170
Alphabetical index
173
17
D
H
Data downloading (to PC, handheld computer, printer) ................ 40, 92
Disinfectants ................................................................................... 125
Display screens .......................................................................... 6, 164
examples ......................................................................... 16, 130
Display test ................................................................................. 24, 65
Disposal
batteries .................................................................................. 23
control solution ...................................................................... 106
lancet ...................................................................................... 79
meter .................................................................................... 166
test strip drum ......................................................................... 28
test strips ................................................................................ 75
Drum compartment ............................................................................ 6
Drum release button ..................................................................... 7, 27
Drum symbol .................................................................... 32, 124, 130
Highest value .................................................................................... 89
Hypo symbol ............................................................................. 55, 137
Hypo indicator .................................................................................. 13
setting ..................................................................................... 55
symbol .................................................................................... 55
E
Electromagnetic interference .......................................................... 139
Error message .......................................................................... 84, 138
Expiry date
control solution ...................................................................... 106
test strips ................................................................................ 30
I
Infection ................................................................................. 112, 114
Infrared cable ................................................................................... 93
Infrared window ............................................................................ 8, 93
Intended use ....................................................................................... 1
L
Lancet ........................................................................................ 10, 59
ejecting ................................................................................... 79
inserting .................................................................................. 62
Lancing device ....................................................................... 8, 12, 58
description ....................................................................... 10 - 11
docking ................................................................................... 61
priming .................................................................................... 68
undocking ............................................................................... 60
Light source, interfering .................................................................. 129
Lot number ..................................................................................... 150
G
Guarantee ....................................................................................... 168
174
Alphabetical index
Alphabetical index
175
17
M
Q
M button ................................................................................. 7, 38, 87
Measurement conditions ......................................................... 126, 162
Measuring range ....................................................................... 83, 162
Measuring time ......................................................................... 72, 162
Measuring window ............................................................................. 7
cleaning ................................................................................ 109
mem symbol ..................................................................... 87, 132, 134
Memory (results) ....................................................................... 86, 163
Messages (display) ......................................................................... 130
Meter
checking ................................................................................. 96
cleaning ................................................................................ 107
description ............................................................................6 - 9
disinfecting ............................................................................ 120
storing ........................................................................... 126, 163
Quality control check ............................................................ 35, 84, 96
N
S
NiMH batteries .......................................................................... 22, 164
P
Patents ........................................................................................... 169
Penetration depth ....................................................................... 58, 67
Penetration depth setting ............................................................ 10, 67
Plausible results ............................................................................... 83
Plunger (lancing device) ................................................... 10, 59, 68, 79
176
Alphabetical index
R
Release button
lancing device ..................................................................... 8, 60
test strip drum ..................................................................... 7, 27
Result
downloading to a PC, handheld computer or printer ........... 40, 92
flagging ................................................................................... 82
highest .................................................................................... 89
implausible .............................................................................. 84
lowest ..................................................................................... 89
plausible .................................................................................. 83
retrieving from memory ........................................................... 87
Results memory ........................................................................ 86, 163
S button .................................................................................. 6, 38, 39
Settings ............................................................................................ 37
alarm clock function ................................................................ 49
beep tone ................................................................................ 41
changing ................................................................................. 38
date ................................................................................... 21, 47
hypo indicator .......................................................................... 55
time ................................................................................... 21, 45
time/date format ..................................................................... 44
year ................................................................................... 21, 43
Alphabetical index
177
17
Setting the date ................................................................................ 47
Setting the time ................................................................................ 45
Setting the time/date format ............................................................. 44
Setting the year ................................................................................ 43
Software ........................................................................................... 92
Sources of interference
electromagnetic ..................................................................... 129
light ....................................................................................... 129
Storage conditions .................................................................. 126, 163
Symbols ........................................................................................... 15
asterisk ................................................................................... 82
battery ............................................................................ 22, 134
beep tone ........................................................................ 41, 131
bell .................................................................................. 49, 137
blood drop ....................................................................... 65, 131
bottle ........................................................ 96, 101, 133, 145, 146
clock ............................................................................... 34, 144
drum ....................................................................... 33, 141, 147
flashing ........................................................................... 16, 130
HI .................................................................................... 83, 136
hypo? .............................................................................. 55, 137
LO ................................................................................... 83, 135
mem ....................................................................... 87, 132, 134
test strip .................................................................. 65, 131, 156
thermometer ................................................................. 133, 134
System components ....................................................................... 167
178
Alphabetical index
T
Technical data ................................................................................ 162
Temperature range ......................................................................... 126
Test principle .......................................................................... 107, 162
Test strip ...................................................................................... 7, 12
ejecting ................................................................................... 75
expiry date .............................................................................. 30
symbol ..................................................................... 65, 131, 156
Test strip drum ............................................................................. 7, 12
inserting or replacing ............................................................... 26
lot number ............................................................................. 133
partly used .................................................................. 33, 35, 36
use-by period .................................................................. 34, 142
Thermometer symbol .............................................................. 133, 134
Troubleshooting .............................................................................. 130
Type plate ........................................................................................... 8
U
Use-by period (test strip drum) ................................................. 34, 142
Alphabetical index
179
17
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