1. Set Up
Insert a test strip into the meter. The meter will automatically turn on. Enter the appropriate CODE for the species being tested or on the strip vial.
NOTE: Use appropriate code recommended for each species in the table below.
|Species ||CODE for AlphaTRAK 2 Meter|
|CAT ||See code identified on the vial.|
|DOG ||See code identified on the vial.|
2. Perform the Test
Please use standard sampling techniques for obtaining blood in all species. The AlphaTRAK Lancet may be used to obtain the correct size blood sample. Refer to the AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System User Guide or veterinarian/veterinary surgeon for blood sampling instructions.
When the prompt to apply the sample appears on the screen, lance the site chosen, and obtain a blood sample about the size of a pinhead (0.3 microlitres of blood).
Gently touch only one edge of the test strip to the blood sample.
The test strip may be filled from either side, but not both sides. When the strip is full, the meter will “beep” or you will see the moving lines on the display.
Do not press the edge of the strip against the test site. Do not put the sample on top of the sample target area.
3. Read Results
Results are displayed in an average of 15 seconds. The test time may vary depending on the blood glucose level. The results will be stored in the meter memory. Results are displayed as mg/dL (milligrams per decilitre) in the USA or in mmol/L (millimole per litre) or mg/dL outside the USA.
Store the test strip package in a dry place between 40° - 86°F.