Open the back of the meter and insert the battery.
Insert the green chip into the meter. This will calibrate the meter every time there is a new box of UriTouch strips.
The device will automatically turn on once you insert a test strip into it. Do not insert a cold test strip. Wait for the test strip to reach room temperature before inserting.
After inserting the test strip, you should immediately see the tester’s key code.
Wait for the blood droplet icon on the screen to blink. When it does, this means the meter is ready for testing.
Make sure your hands are thoroughly clean. Wash it with soap and dry well. Remove any oily residue as this could impact results.
Take the lancet device and squeeze your finger, using the lancet device to collect the first drop of blood. Then, wipe the area quickly with a clean paper towel.
Within 10 seconds of collecting the fresh drop of blood, place it into the reaction zone of the test strip. Make sure your finger does not touch the test strip. Only the drop of blood should come in contact with it.
The meter will then beep which means that it is already testing the blood. It will then display the time countdown.
Once the countdown is done (30 seconds), it will show the result of your test. This result will automatically be saved in the meter’s memory. Simply press the gray button to access your past results.
Important Tips and Guidelines:
Store the strips in a cold temperature such as the refrigerator. It should be between 39° F and 86° F. Do not let it be exposed to heat, sunlight, or freezing temperature. When using the strips, wait for it to reach room temperature before inserting into the meter.
Lancets should only be used once. For each test, you need to use a new one to get accurate results as well as to avoid any infection.
Uric acid can fluctuate throughout the day and can be affected by several things such as food, temperature, and physical activity. For consistent results, you’ll want to test first thing in the morning when you haven’t had anything to eat or drink yet.
If you want to check the meter for consistency, you’ll want to do both tests a minute or two apart. This is because even a slight change in temperature can affect uric acid readings. Take note however that results that vary by at least 0.5 mg/dL or less are not significant.
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The UriTouchBlood Uric Acid Meter and Test Kit are not intended to diagnose Hyperuricemia or Gout, and results obtained from using the UriTouch monitoring system should not be used as a basis to alter medication without first consulting a physician or healthcare professional.