Blood glucose meters: point-of-care testing

Advice for healthcare professionals on the use and management of blood glucose meters.


Blood glucose meters: point-of-care testing

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This Medicines and Healthcare Products Regualtory Agency (MHRA) guidance for healthcare professionals covers:

  • managing blood glucose meters
  • choice of equipment
  • units used for glucose measurement in the UK
  • training for staff who use blood glucose meters
  • results of blood glucose tests
  • sample quality and type
  • consumables (test strips, lancets etc)
  • contra-indications and interferences
  • standard operating procedures
  • quality control and assessment
  • record keeping
Published 14 September 2005