Inaccurate Readings From Diabetes Test Strips

24 Dec

SINGAPORE: If you are diabetic and using the Abbott MediSense Optium Blood Glucose Test Strips, you should get them checked to see if they should be replaced.

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said some strips have given inaccurate readings of blood sugar levels.

The affected strips had produced readings that were lower than the actual blood sugar level.

And this may have an adverse effect on how the user controls his food intake.

According to HSA, the inaccurate readings may be because the strips took a longer time to absorb the blood from the user's finger.

It added that Abbott Laboratories imported 43 affected lots into Singapore.

These come in boxes containing 25, 50 or 100 test strips per pack.

For enquiries, contact Abbott Laboratories Pte Ltd at 1800 272 2881, or email them at ADC-CS.SG@abbott.com.

-CNA/wk

Channel News Asia

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