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Frequently Asked Questions

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Yes, it is approved for blood sample types including capillary, venous, arterial, and neonatal.

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. Apply your blood sample to the easy to see yellow dosing area. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In less than 4 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display

Only a tiny blood drop will do (0.6 microliter).

A E4 error message and Err will alternate on the display, indicating not enough blood was drawn into the test strip for measurement or blood was applied after the test had started. You should discard the test strip and repeat the blood glucose test.

No, check the use by date on the test strip container. Do not use test strips past the use by date.

No. Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meters are designed exclusively for use with Accu-Chek Instant test strips.

Cleaning the meter

Be sure to clean the areas around slots and openings, while being careful not to get any moisture in them. You should also wipe down the entire meter surface, including the meter display.

  • 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water
  • 10% household bleach solution (1 part bleach plus 9 parts water) made the same day

Special features

You can do this by using the Accu-Chek Connect Online data management system. Firstly, you need to connect the meter to a PC using a micro USB cable.

With the meter off, press the meter button to turn the meter on. The last test result symbol  indicates that you are viewing your last blood glucose result.

With the meter off, press the meter button to turn the meter on. Press the meter button to view your 7-, 30-, and 90-day averages.

The color codes are known as target range indicator. It gives you visual reassurance if your blood glucose values are:

 Above range (blue)

 Within range (green)

 Or below range (red)

Meter Maintenance

  1. Open the battery door on the back of the meter by pushing the tab in the direction of the arrow and pulling the door up.
  2. Remove the old battery. Press and hold the meter button for at least 2 seconds.
  3. Slide the new battery under the tab with the (+) side facing up. Put the battery door back in place and snap it closed.

Accu-Chek Instant

Item Description

Wishing there was an easy way to monitor your blood glucose levels? With the new Accu-Chek Instant meter, it's as easy and fast as checking your phone messages. There is no setup required – just insert a test strip, apply a small blood sample and read your blood glucose result on the large display.


Backlit LCD


Less than 4 seconds


No set-up required. No coding.




Accu-Chek Softclix

Benefits and features
  • The intuitive target range indicator gives you visual reassurance if your blood glucose values are above range (blue), in range (green) or below range (red)
  • 1 button is all it takes. Your test result and averages (7/30/90 days) are visible on the meter
  • No set up required – simple preparation. Just insert a strip, apply a small blood sample, and read your blood glucose result on the large display
  • Easy-edge test strip - apply a small drop of blood effortlessly anywhere along the yellow edge of test strip dosing area. A wide blood application area compared to leading brands
  • Advanced accuracy - fulfilling the requirements of the ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:20151,2 and delivering even tighter accuracy trust3, for reliable results you can trust
  • All data can be uploaded to the Accu-Chek Connect Online diabetes management system
  • Enjoy virtually pain free4, testing with the Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device


Reference: 11. ISO 15197:2013. In vitro diagnostic test systems- Requirements for blood-glucose monitoring system for self-testing in managing diabetes mellitus. 2. Accu-Chek Instant package insert. 3. Breitenbeck N. Brown, A: Assessment of a Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Self-Testing with Three Test Strips Lots following ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:2015. 4. Kocher S., et al., J Diabetes Sci Technol 2009;3(5):1136-1143. Disclaimer: Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device is for single patient use only. The same device must not be used for multiple patients.

Additional Specification
Measuring principle:

FAD glucose dehydrogenase (GDH), electrochemical

Operating temperature:

4°C to 45°C

Storage conditions:

-25°C to 70°C

Measuring range:

10 to 600 mg/dL

Memory capacity:

720 blood glucose results and 30 control tests results with time and date are also stores and can be viewed with external software Viewable on meter: last result and 7, 30 and 90 day test result averages.

Sample size:

0.6 µL

Sample types:

Capillary, venous, arterial, and neonate

Sample dosing:

Capillary fill function

Test averages:

7, 30 and 90 days

Test strip stability:

Test strips remain stable up to expiry date printed on test strip vial, even after opening (test strip container must be closed tightly after each test strip is removed)


Two 3-volt lithium batteries (coin cell type CR2032 )

Data transfer:

Micro USB cable (with computer)

Auto power off:

90 seconds after performing a test, 15 seconds after a test strip is removed, or 5 seconds from the last test result screen.

Altitude independence:

Up to 3,094 m (0 to 10,150 ft.) above sea level


40g with battery

How to use Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meter?


Get results in 3 steps:

  • Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  • Apply your blood sample by touching the yellow edge of the test strip.
  • In less than 4 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.