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glucomenDecember 23 2015

GlucoMen LX Sensor test strips could give falsely high blood glucose readings if they have been exposed to high humidity, a medical safety alert is advising.

 

The MHRA issued the alert which is calling on health professionals to be ensure patients or their carers can use the device (distributed by Menarini Diagnostics UK) appropriately, and that they are aware of what to do if a result is out of their normal range.

“To avoid false high readings, advise them to follow the instructions for use, which includes making sure that the strips are not exposed to high environmental humidity for a prolonged period of time,” said the MHRA alert.

“Users should always:

  • close the vial immediately after each use;
  • store the test strips in their original vial;
  • write the discard date on the vial label, which should be nine months after the date of first opening the vial itself.”

Menarini has issued a field safety notice, and can be contacted on 0118 944 4100.

Links:

MHRA medical safety alert

Menari Field Safety Notice November 2015

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