ABBOTT Diabetes Care has
informed the TGA of a problem
associated with its Optium blood
glucose test strips: Optium Point of
Care Glucose Test Strips 100s
(G3cH); Optium Glucose Test
Strips 100s (G3c); and Optium
Glucose Test Strips 10s (G3c).
The affected test strips may give
falsely low blood glucose readings if
exposed to high temperatures for
extended periods of time.
Inaccurately low readings may
occur if the strip takes longer than
five seconds to ‘fill’, and if this
occurs the strip should be discarded
and the test repeated.
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