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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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If stored properly, the lancing device remains functional for 4 years after sterilization.

If stored properly, the lancing device remains functional for 4 years after sterilization.

The lancet (= needle surrounded by the sterility cap) of the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device is sterilized in a process called gamma irradiation which meets the international standards.

The device should be disposed in accordance with you facility’s disposable procedures.

With children younger than 1 year of age, the capillary blood must be obtained from the heel. Obtaining blood must occur from the lateral areas of the sole.

The puncture must occur vertically to the sole. While obtaining blood, the child should be held with its foot vertically facing the floor. A site which has already been punctured must not be punctured a second time.

To improve blood flow at the heel before obtaining blood, you can carefully warm the heel, for example by wrapping it in a warm, moist cloth of a maximum 42 °C.

The heel must be disinfected and then dried completely.

To obtain capillary blood from the heel of children under 1 year, use only the low or medium penetration depth. If the high penetration depth is used, the calcaneus (heel bone) is at risk of being injured.

No. The lancing device is designed and engineered for one-time use.

No. The Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device is not designed and intended to be used on alternative sites.

Medium depth setting

Choose the low setting for soft, thin and delicate skin or use on average skin to obtain a smaller drop of blood. Choose the medium setting for normal skin or if a medium blood volume is required. Choose the high setting for calloused skin, to obtain a blood sample without pressing and squeezing, if a high blood sample is required or for multi-test situations.

Different depth settings are required to accommodate different patients’ skin types. You do not require different single-use lancing devices with different penetration depths. This will save you time, costs and the need to stock a variety of lancing devices.

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Accu-Chek Safe T Pro Plus

Item Description

Multiple safety features combined with customized settings make the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device especially advantageous. This single use lancing device supports patient safety and ease of use. It also complies with the safety requirements demanded by health authorities, legislators, and health institutions.


In 3 milliseconds


1.3, 1.8 and 2.3 millimeters


4 years after sterilization


Entire device is for single use only. Disposal of used single-use lancing devices always in accordance with the local / facility’s disposal procedures


Single use, obtaining capillary blood from the fingertip or, if the patient is a child under 1 year, from the heel.

Benefits and Features
  • Specially designed for use in the healthcare environment.
  • Safe-T Technology provides patient and user protection and ease of use
  • Easy handling due to ergonomic T-shape design
  • Hygienic, each lancing device can only be used once
  • 3 adjustable depth settings in one device
  • Designed for smooth skin penetration with a 3-facet cut, siliconized needle
Additional Specification

Single-use only

Adjustable depth setting:


Penetration depths:

Low (short marking) 1.3mm
Medium (middle marking) – 1.8mm
High (long marking) – 2.3mm

Special needle cut:


Siliconized needle:


Needle diameter:

0.63mm (23G)

Automatic retraction of needle:


Recognition of used device:



4 years after sterilization

How to use the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device

How to use the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device 

1. Remove the sterile cap

  • Twist off the purple sterile cap.
  • Do not use the device if the purple sterile cap has been previously removed, as sterility may be compromised.
  • A built-in safety mechanism ensures that the lancing device can only be used once to prevent accidental needle stick injury ¹

2. Select penetration depth

  • Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus offers
  • 3 adjustable depth settings for different sample sizes and skin types
  • Select the desired penetration depth only after removing the sterile cap and choose the depth you require by turning the depth adjuster *
  • Depth settings:
    1. Low depth (1.3mm)
    2. Medium depth (1.8mm)
    3. High depth (2.3mm)

3. Obtain blood

  • Press the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device firmly against the puncture site
  • Push and release button down
  • Collect blood


Use only as directed. Consult your healthcare professional for advice. Accu-Cheklancing devices are for single patient use only. The same device must not be used on multiple patients.


*Please check your local guideline for penetration depth settings.



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