Quikchek Glucose Reagent Strips

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Quikchek Glucose Reagent Strips

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Manufacturer: Centaur

Description

Glucose Reagent strips are a disposable plastic reagent strip for the determination of glucose. A semi-permeable membrane is employed to serve as a barrier to prevent blood cells from entering into the reagent pad area. Each strip is stable and ready to use when removed from the storage vial.

Quikchek Glucose Reagent Strips Indications

Glucose Reagent Strips are a one minute test for glucose in whole blood, serum or heparinized plasma.

Test Procedure: Specimen Collection and Preparation: Glucose Reagent Strips are intended for use with serum, heparinized plasma, or whole blood. Blood glucose undergoes glycolysis rapidly after drawing. To prevent loss due to glycolysis use blood samples immediately.

Specifications:

1. Range: 50-400 mg/dl

2. Specimen: Serum, heparinized plasma or whole blood

3. Sample Volume: 50-100 µL

4. Reaction Time: 60 seconds

5. Storage: Room temperature below 30°C (86°F)

Whole blood with fluoride as a preservative should be avoided. Hematocrits greater than 55% can cause lower results.

Proper timing is critical for this technique.

1. Apply 1 large drop (50-100 µL) of sample to the pad.

2. Wait 30 seconds.

3. Wipe sample off with a tissue. Use moderate pressure evenly on the reagent pad area. Remove all excess sample.

4. Wait an additional 30 seconds.

5. Compare color of the pad with the color chart to obtain glucose value.

Storage

Reagent strips should be stored in the vial in a cool, dry place at room temperature below 30°C (86°F). Avoid excessive humidity, temperature extremes, and direct sunlight. The vial should be stored tightly capped with the desiccant. Remove desired number of strips and recap immediately. Do not handle reagent pad area.

Caution(s): Glucose strips are for in-vitro diagnostic use.

Presentation: Glucose reagent strips are available in vials of 25 strips.

NAC No.: 14880070

CENTAUR, INC.
1351 OLD 56 HWY WEST BLDG F, OLATHE, KS, 66061
Telephone:   913-390-6184
Order Desk:   800-236-6180
Fax:   913-390-5907
Website:   www.centauranimalhealth.com
Email:   sales@centauranimalhealth.com
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