Posted February 8th, 2012.
According to a recent published study1 by the Mayo Clinic, only Nova’s StatStrip continued to give accurate glucose results as patient hematocrits varied from 20% – 65%.
Hematocrit related errors of 20% to nearly 50% were reported on every glucose meter system tested except for Nova’s StatStrip.
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a) Mean glucose difference (meter glucose minus reference glucose) and (b) and (c) mean glucose percent difference[(meter glucose minus reference glucose)/reference glucose x 100)] as a function of hematocrit at glucose concentrations of (a) 54 mg/dL, (b) 247 mg/dL, and (c) 483 mg/dL. Each point represents the mean ± standard deviation of the mean glucose difference or mean glucose percent difference (n=6).
1. Karon BS et al (Mayo Clinic) Evaluation of the Impact of Hematocrit and Other Interference on the Accuracy of Hospital Based Glucose Meters. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, April 2008