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Control Solution

  • Last updated December 5, 2017

What is control solution?

Control solutions are a way to test your meter so you know that it is giving you accurate results. However, it’s very rare to need a control solution for a Keto-Mojo meter, as our meters seldom fall out of calibration. That said, we include information about control solutions in our manual so you will know you have a way to benchmark if you feel your meter is not working properly. Our control solutions contain a known amount of β-Ketone or Glucose that can react with Keto-Mojo test strips.

Am I missing control solution from my Keto-Mojo kit?

No, you’re not missing control solutions from your Keto-Mojo kit. Although the Keto-Mojo manual suggests testing with control solutions, this is not necessary because all Keto-Mojo meters are calibrated for control before they leave the factory. You don’t have to worry about the Keto-Mojo’s accuracy once you receive it.  If you suspect your meter is giving you inaccurate readings outside the accepted variance (click for details on glucose or ketone variance), please contact customer support and we will help you get to the bottom of the problem.

When should the control solution test be performed?

If you suspect your meter has been dropped or damaged, or you suspect your meter or strips are not giving you accurate readings, you may want to perform a control test. You can purchase control solutions on our website here, and perform a test. If your test results are not within the control range, please contact customer support and we will determine if you are eligible for a replacement.

How do I use the control solutions?

  1. Make sure you have your meter, an unused test strip, and the control solution.
  2.  Insert a glucose or ketone test strip to turn on your meter.  Wait for the meter to display the flashing blood droplet.
  3. Shake the control solution vial thoroughly. Squeeze out a drop of solution on to the tip of the vial cap and wipe it off. Then squeeze out another drop onto the tip of the vial cap. With the strip in the meter, gently move the tip of the test strip to the control solution droplet and hold there until strip fills completely and the meter begins to count down.
    • To avoid contaminating the control solution, do not apply control solution directly from the bottle onto a strip.
    • NOTE: Your device will tag this measurement as QC test automatically.
  4. After counting down, the meter will display the test result. Compare this result with the range printed on the side of your strip vial;  if the results fall within the range, your meter is working properly. If the results do not fall within the range, please read the instructions again and repeat the control solution test. If the results are still outside of the range, contact customer support
  5. Whenever “QC”is displayed, your meter recognized that this was test result and will store your test result in memory under “QC,” not in your personal readings.

Note: Each bottle of control solution has a code written on the bottle.  Ketones;  L1 or L2.   Glucose W2 or B3.  You will find the range corresponding to this code on your strips under control solution range.

Please refer to the Owner’s Manual that came with your meter or download it here for complete testing instructions.

Do Control Solutions expire?

Yes. Control solutions have a shelf life of 12- 18 months (this expiration is printed on the bottle) or 90 days from when it was first opened, whichever is sooner.

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21 responses to “Control Solution”

  1. There is no control range on my strips. They are individually packaged.

  2. my solution does not say either of these markings. I can not find what the expected range should be while testing the control solution. I also don’t know how to tell the meter not to include this as a reading, rather to treat it as a control test.

  3. It doesn’t say anywhere on the strips, the bottle, the box or the instructions as to the reading the monitor should have for the level 2 glucose solution. I also can’t find the levels on your website.

  4. Article doesn’t explain what control solution is for. Why do I need it? How do I know if it is working?

  5. Hi,

    I just received my glucose and ketone strips and want to test using the control solution. In the past the boxes that the strips came in had the acceptable range for the solution that I have, Control Solution 2. This box, which contains both the glucose and ketone strips does not have a sticker on it, identifying the correct ranges. The information inside the box didn’t have it either. So how do I know what the acceptable range is?

  6. My new meter and strips are testing outside of the control limits. I have Level 2 control solution and my bran new strips that came with the promo are testing at 3.0 and 3.1. Now I have no strips to accurately test my daughter with. Please advise.

  7. I still don’t understand what a correct control solution test result should be. I got a reading of 110 for glucose. Does that mean the meter is correctly calibrated or not? The article doesn’t explain how to know.

  8. I purchased a meter test kit that came with a solution and K and G strips. The K control solution is L2, nowhere on the strips is the range printed. How do I know if my test failed?

  9. Can’t find what range test solution is supposed to be

    Bottle doesn’t have it in side either

  10. My glucose test solution only has level 2 on it and it came back with a reading of 1.19 so no where in you description above does it tell me what I’m looking for

  11. I need to get new control solutions for glucose and ketones for the old TD-4279 Meter, which don’t seem to be available on your site anymore. Are there other equivalent solutions that could be used?

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  16. What is the control test result expected to be? How do I know of it is accurate?

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