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Bayer HealthCare Ascensia Elite XL User Manual

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THE NEW FACE of Glucometer
Diabetes Care System
For Use With
Ascensia E

Blood Glucose Meter

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  • Page 1: Blood Glucose Meter

    THE NEW FACE of Glucometer ® Diabetes Care System UIDE For Use With Ascensia E ™ LITE Blood Glucose Meter Need Help with Reimbursement? Call Our Bayer Care Help Line: 1-877-787-1912...
  • Page 2 The Meter Test slot Test Strip Test Icon Meter Button Display...
  • Page 3 test end meter end Testing Materials • Ascensia E ™ Test Strip – LITE use for blood or control testing. Insert into Meter before drawing in blood or control sample. • Ascensia E ™ Check Strip LITE – use to check if the Meter is working properly before running a blood glucose test.
  • Page 4 The Ascensia E is a blood glucose monitoring system for diabetes management in home or professional use. The system is based on electrode sensor technology. Convenient features of the system are: Automatic Strip-filling Action ™ XL Diabetes Care System LITE •...
  • Page 5: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions What do I do first? If needed, install batteries and set the time—test the Meter electronics with a Check Strip—code the Meter to match Ascensia E Test Strips—and then run a control test to test LITE the whole system before running a blood glucose test. What does blood glucose monitoring do for me? Blood glucose levels change during the day due to medication, exercise, diet, insulins or hypoglycemics (oral agents) or possibly...
  • Page 6: Important Information

    American Association of Diabetes Educators,* the American Diabetes Association, the Food and Drug Administration and Health Industry Manufacturers Association. ™ XL Blood Glucose Meter has been ™ Test Strips. The perfor- LITE XL Blood Glucose Meter with any LITE Test Strips.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    SECTION Set Up For Testing Install Batteries Set the Alarm, Time and Units Check Strip Test Code the Meter Control Test Testing Blood Glucose Test Important to Remember Test Result Management Stored Test Results Data Management Taking Care Meter and Test Strip Care Meter and Test Strip Problems Technical Support Information Service...
  • Page 8: Install Batteries

    SECTION Install Batteries Install batteries when the Meter is new if needed. Replace batteries when the Meter displays the battery symbol 1. Press firmly on “open” arrow and slide forward in the direc- tion of the arrow. The lid releases. 2.
  • Page 9: Set The Alarm, Time And Units

    Some Meter options may need to be reset when the Meter is new and when batteries are changed. The options may be changed any time to fit your needs. Set the Alarm, Time and Units How do I set the Meter? Hold the button for five seconds to place Meter in “set up”...
  • Page 10: Check Strip Test

    SECTION Check Strip Test Check your Meter when new or any time after use, to make sure that electronics are working properly. HOW: 1. Remove the Check Strip from the package (save the package). 2. Insert the Check Strip (“check” side up) fully into the Meter until you hear a beep.
  • Page 11: Code The Meter

    Code the Meter whenever a new box of Test Strips is opened.* This will match the Meter to the Test Strip reactivity. Code the Meter HOW: You will need the Code Strip found in the new box of strips. 1. Tear open the packet found in the new carton of Test Strips and remove the Code Strip (save the packet).
  • Page 12: Control Test

    SECTION Control Test A Control Test is run to find out if the whole system is working correctly (Test Strip and Meter) and to practice good technique before blood glucose testing. Prepare for the Test: 1. To open the Test Strip foil packet, carefully peel the foil back until the Test Strip is completely exposed (as shown).
  • Page 13 Control Test Take the Test: 5. Squeeze a small drop of Control Solution onto the inside of the foil packet you saved. 6. Touch and hold the TEST END of the Test Strip to the drop until the Meter beeps (the Control Solution has now been drawn into the Test Strip).
  • Page 14 SECTION Control Test If you did not mark your control or want to delete the test result, do one of the following options before removing the strip. Remember, after marking or deleting, the test result will then not be a part of the blood glucose test average and will be stored in the memory and displayed with “CONT”...
  • Page 15: Blood Glucose Testing

    What does blood glucose monitoring do for me? Blood glucose levels change during the day due to medication, exercise, diet, insulins or hypoglycemics (oral agents) or possibly stress and illness. Blood glucose testing provides information that will help you understand the changes. This information can help you manage your diabetes to keep your blood sugar levels within your target range.
  • Page 16 SECTION Blood Glucose Test Take the Test: You need a Meter and Test Strip. 1. After washing your hands with warm soapy water and drying thoroughly, open a foil packet and remove the Test Strip. 2. With the Meter off, hold the round end and insert the Test Strip fully into the Meter.
  • Page 17 Note: Multiple Site Testing Consult with your healthcare professional prior to testing from a site other than your fingertips. Blood glucose testing results from sites other than your fingertip could be significantly different. These differences may vary from indi- vidual to individual, and are physiological differences caused by fac- tors such as food intake, health state and medication being used.
  • Page 18: Test Results

    SECTION Blood Glucose Test Test Results: After 29 seconds, your test result is displayed. Do not remove strip until results are displayed. Record the test result/date in your Clinilog Diary.* Remove the Test Strip. The Meter turns off and the test result is stored. *If you do not want to store the test result—before remov- ing Test Strip, press the button...
  • Page 19: Important To Remember

    DON’T FORGET—when using the Meter: • Insert the Check Strip, Code Strip or Test Strip with a firm motion until it comes to a full stop. • The tab on the strip can no longer be seen if the Test Strip has been inserted fully into the Meter.
  • Page 20 SECTION Important to Remember DON’T FORGET—when using the Meter (cont.): • When the Meter memory is full and a new test result is entered, the oldest result is deleted (i.e., #1). • Teach another person how to use the system, so you will have someone to help if you ever need assistance.
  • Page 21: Stored Test Results

    How to recall test results: 1. Press the button to turn Meter on. After a full display and year, the current date and time are displayed. The 14-day average then appears with “MEM” (memory) and “A” (average) in the lower left corner. The average result displayed is the average of all blood test results Stored Test Results obtained within the last 14 days.
  • Page 22: Data Management

    SECTION Data Management • Use Glucofacts Software. • Your Meter can transfer test results to a computer where results can be electronically summarized in a logbook report, graph, or chart. • To make use of this feature, you need special software and a connecting cable.
  • Page 23: Meter And Test Strip Care

    Meter and Test Strip Care • Wash hands and dry thoroughly before testing to keep the Meter and Test Strips free of oils and other contaminants. • Handle the Meter carefully to avoid damaging the electronics or causing other malfunctions. •...
  • Page 24 SECTION Warning: Potential Biohazard Healthcare professionals or persons using this system on multiple patients should be aware of the following and should follow the infection control procedure approved by their facility. All products or objects which come in contact with human blood, even after cleaning, should be handled as if capable of transmit- ting viral diseases.
  • Page 25: Meter And Test Strip Problems

    Meter and Test Strip Problems See the possible solutions listed and if you need further assistance, contact Bayer Customer Service at: 1-800-348-8100 (24 hours a day) MESSAGE display display Display goes blank after Test, Code or Check Strip is inserted into the Meter.
  • Page 26 SECTION Meter and Test Strip Problems MESSAGE Meter fails to start countdown. Some display seg- ments do not appear. Battery display. CAUSE SOLUTION 1. Blood applied 1. Form a larger drop of blood wrong; see page 2. Test Strip 2. Insert Test Strip correctly inserted incorrectly.
  • Page 27 Meter and Test Strip Problems MESSAGE “Lo” display. CAUTION: Glucose levels below 50 mg/dL (2.8 mmol/L) may indicate a potentially serious medical condition. “Hı” display. CAUTION: Glucose levels above 250 mg/dL (13.9 mmol/L) may indicate a potentially serious medical condition. CAUSE SOLUTION 1.
  • Page 28 SECTION Meter and Test Strip Problems MESSAGE Blood glucose or Control Test results are inconsistent, or Control Test results are not within the specified range. IMPORTANT: To have accurate test results, sufficient sample to fill the reaction chamber is needed. The following drawings show how a Test Strip looks when filled and not filled.
  • Page 29: Service

    If attempts to correct a problem fail, please call our Customer Service Department. We have trained specialists to assist you. 1-800-348-8100 IMPORTANT: • Speak to a Customer Service Representative before returning your Meter for any reason. He/she will give you the informa- tion needed to get your problem handled correctly and efficiently.
  • Page 30: Check List

    SECTION Service Check List 1. The Meter serial number is: 2. The date and time the problem occurred was: 3. I tested with both the Check Strip and with the Ascensia ™ Normal Control: Yes____No____ LITE • The Check Strip result was: •...
  • Page 31: Limitations Of The Procedure

    Limitations of the Procedure 1. PRESERVATIVES: • Fluoride – Do not use fluoride as a preservative for blood specimens. • Iodoacetic acid – Do not use iodoacetic acid as a preservative for blood specimens. 2. ARTERIAL SPECIMEN: Arterial specimens with pO a small bias (average of –6%) on the Ascensia E laboratory method glucose results.
  • Page 32: Specifications

    SECTION Specifications Test Sample: Whole blood Test Result: Plasma/serum glucose Reaction Chamber Sample Volume: 2 L Measuring Range: 20–600 mg/dL (1.1–33.3 mmol/L) Measuring Time: 30 Seconds Calibration Curve: Selected by use of the Code Strip Memory Feature: Stores last 120 test results Temperature Compensation: Automatic compensation with built-in thermistor...
  • Page 33: Supplies

    When calling or writing for supplies be sure to include the number with the name of the replacement part or accessory item. REPLACEMENT PARTS Part Number* Item 40030030 3-volt Lithium Battery (DL or CR2032) – 2 (Available at most Camera Stores) Ascensia E 99C38839 50184228...
  • Page 34 SECTION Supplies ACCESSORY ITEMS Product Code Number Item Ascensia E 3870A (Medicare patient use only) Ascensia E 3871A (mail order only) 3873A Ascensia E (professional use only) 3911A Ascensia E 3918A Ascensia E Ascensia E 3942A Ascensia E 3940A Ascensia E 3972A 3416 MICROLET Vaculance...
  • Page 35: Warranty

    3. Bayer reserves the right to make changes in design of this instrument without obligation to incorporate such changes into previously manu- factured instruments. 4. Bayer has no knowledge of the performance of the Ascensia ™ XL Blood Glucose Meter when used with any Test Strips other LITE than Ascensia E LITE...

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