How to Use Control Solutions

Published: July 20, 2018

How To Use Control Solutions

Mister Mojo here, and we’re going to go through a control test on your meter. Why do we use a control? Well, a control has a known quantity of either glucose or ketones in them, and so via using control solution, you can check to make sure that your meter is accurate.

I’m going to take off the top, place that on the table like that, and then we’re going to just put a little bead here on the top like it would sit, perfect. Put that to the side, and then what we’re going to do is we’re going to get our strip. Place it in the meter. It’s going to read CH for checking, it’s going to check the meter, check the strip, great, and then we just sip it off the top like we do with a normal test. It will count down.

The meter has the ability to recognize that is a control solution, and this is showing at 2.7. We will look on the vial and we will see the range that it needs to fit. This is the FDA standard for meter control, and this is 2.7, and it’s right in the middle of the range and that’s really good, so you know your meter is accurate.


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