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This thread is from 2008. I was not even a member then, so therefore the names are not familiar to me. And thank you Ohheygurl for a peep into the technology involved in the tests.

For the newer members here, I want to add something I have observed over the years.

1. When comparing 2 different strips/meters or even a recheck, it is always better to use the lancet again and have a new prick/hole/drop because the first one where you tested has some traces of the reagent and will give you a differing number.

2. When comparing meter to lab accuracy use your finger tips for the meter & the let the lab use the venous sample. Do not use the sample/drop from the syringe as the BG at the elbow joint & the finger tip differs. The labs use different equipment/technology than the meters. What we are trying to compare are the 'readings' at any given moment of time using the same technique/principles that we use every day.
 
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