The Advocate test strips are for use with all the Advocate Redi-Code+ glucose meters to quantitatively measure the glucose levels in fresh capillary whole blood samples. If you intend to use Advocate test strips for Alternate Site Testing (AST) we have a few tips for you to ensure you get accurate results with your Advocate test strips.
ADVOCATE TEST STRIPS FOR ALTERNATE SITE TESTING (AST)
According to the Advocate RediCode+ Speaking Meter User Manual, the Advocate test strips are approved for Alternate Site Testing (AST) meaning you can use Advocate test strips to test your glucose levels by drawing samples from areas other than your fingertips including the palm, the upper-arm, the calf, or the thigh with the equivalent results to fingertip testing. These areas of your body are called alternate sites. Since nerve ending (receptors) are not so condensed at alternate sites, test performed there will be less painful.
WHEN YOU SHOULD USE ADVOCATE TEST STRIPS FOR ALTERNATE SITE TESTING
Using Advocate test strips for Alternate Site Testing (AST) would have to be performed at certain times to ensure reliable glucose readings. According to the Advocate RediCode+ Speaking Meter User Manual, alternate site results may be different from fingertip results when glucose levels are changing rapidly. Use Advocate test strips for Alternate Site Testing (AST) only when it has been more than 2 hours after any one of the following:
- A meal
Important. When testing your blood glucose level during or immediately after meals, medication, physical exercise, or any other event, use the Advocate test strips to take blood sample from finger only.
DO NOT USE BLOOD SAMPLE FROM AST WHEN
According to the Advocate RediCode+ Speaking Meter User Manual, do not use blood samples from AST when:
- you think your blood glucose is low.
- you have been diagnosed with hypoglycemic unawareness.
- The AST results do not agree with the way you feel.
- It is within 2 hours of eating a meal, taking insulin or exercising.
Note. AST results using the Advocate test strips serve as references only. Consult your healthcare professional before performing Alternate Site Testing (AST).
Important notes about using Advocate test strips for Alternate Site Testing (AST)
- Rub the puncture site for 20 seconds before penetration for increasing the accuracy.
- Alternate Site Testing (AST) can only be used only during steady-state blood glucose conditions.
- Measurements form alternate site testing should never be used to calibrate a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) or entered into insulin does calculators for insulin dosing recommendations.
ADVOCATE TEST STRIPS
The Advocate test strips (or Advocate Redi-Code+ Blood Glucose Test Strips) are for use with the Advocate Redi-Code Plus glucose meter to quantitatively measure the glucose levels in fresh capillary whole blood samples. Advocate test strips are available in boxes of 50 count and 35 count.
- Small Sample Size Needed
- Rapid Test Time
- German Engineered
- Quick and Accurate Results
- Rapid-Set-Go Technology
- Easy to Handle
- For Self Testing
- Accurate and Easy to Handle
- No Coding Required
- Alternate Site Testing Approved
Advocate Test Strip Bundles
To save on your Advocate test strips and related accessories, take advantage of the following bundles:
The Advocate Redi-Code+ blood glucose monitoring system consists of the Advocate Redi-Code+ blood glucose meter and Advocate Redi-Code+ blood glucose test strips. The Advocate Redi-Code+ blood glucose meter is used only with Advocate test strips. The advocate Redi-Code+ control solutions are for use with the Advocate Redi-Code+ blood glucose monitoring system as a quality control check to verify the accuracy of blood glucose test results.
* Content and information on this page is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and does NOT constitute any medical professional advice.
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