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Control Solution Tests

Important information about control solution tests

Only BGStar® Control Solution should be used with the iBGStar® Blood Glucose Monitoring System.

Control solution should only be used for 90 days after first opening the bottle or until the expiration date printed on the label, whichever comes first.

IMPORTANT: Count forward 90 days from the date you open a new bottle of control solution. This is your discard date. Write the discard date on the control solution bottle.

CAUTION: Results from control solution checks do not reflect your blood glucose level. The control solution range is a target range for control solution only. It is not a target range for your blood glucose level.

The control solution is used to:
  • Ensure that your iBGStar and BGStar Blood Glucose Test Strips are working together properly
  • Practice using your meter without having to use your own blood
Control solution tests should be performed when you:
  • First get your iBGStar
  • Suspect that your iBGStar or test strips are not working properly
  • Think your results are not accurate
  • Have dropped or damaged your iBGStar or exposed your iBGStar to liquids
  • Are advised by your healthcare professional to do so
Important BGStar Control Solution information:
  • Use only BGStar Control Solution with your iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System.
  • Always shake the control solution bottle before use.
  • Always discard the first drop of control solution and wipe the bottle tip clean using a clean tissue or paper towel.
  • Replace the cap on the control solution bottle immediately after use.
  • Do not add water or any other liquid to control solution.
  • Control solution tests should be performed within the system operating temperature range of 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C).
Out-of-range results may be caused by:
  • Expired or defective control solution
  • Expired or defective test strip
  • Error in performing blood glucose test
  • Watered-down control solution
  • Meter malfunction
  • Control solution test done outside the system operating temperature of 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
  • Failure to shake the control solution bottle vigorously before using
  • Failure to discard the first drop of control solution and to wipe the bottle tip clean