Assure® PlatinumBlood Glucose Meter

Highly Accurate1 Blood Glucose Testing in a Feature-focused System

Tight glycemic control can reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications by at least 42%*.2

(76% reduced risk of eye disease; 50% reduced risk of kidney disease; 60% reduced risk of nerve disease; 57% reduced risk of nonfatal heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes; 42% reduced risk in any cardiovascular disease event.)

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The Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Monitoring System provides healthcare professionals with highly accurate1 test results, while keeping their residents' care in mind.

Designed for the Healthcare Professional
The Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Monitoring System provides everything one would expect from the leader in diabetes management for the long-term care market - ARKRAY.

A small, 0.5 μL, sample is all that is needed for each test. The LCD backlit display was developed to increase visibility in low-light situations, while the test strip ejector was engineered for touch-free test strip disposal.

Advanced Features

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qcProGuard®
Control solution test notification Audio alert is designed to provides additional quality control


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Hypoglycemic Alert
Audio alert is designed to provide additional quality control that improves resident safety.

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ProGrip®
Rubberized-case design for secure handling

References

1. ARKRAY, Inc. Assure Platinum 510(k) substantial equivalence determination decision summary assay and instrument combination template. Dec 2009;1-10.

2. US Department of Health and Human Services. DCCT and EDIC: The diabetes control and complications trial and follow-up study. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. 2008(08-3874)1-6.

Specifications

Test Strips Name: Assure Platinum Test Strips
Sample size: 0.5 µL
Test time: 7 seconds
Meter range: 20-600 mg/dL
Chemistry: Glucose oxidase
Technology Calibration: Plasma-referenced
Auto coding: Yes
Display: LCD with backlighting
Memory: 500-tests with time and date stamp
Meter Size: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 Inch
Weight: 2.8 oz. without batteries
Power Battery: Two AAA batteries
Tests/Battery: More than 5,000

How-To


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Ordering Information

Product NameQuantityProduct #UPC #015482-NDC #08317-
Assure® Platinum Blood Glucose Meter 1 500001 50001-6 5000-01
Assure Platinum Test Strips 50 500050 50050-4 5000-50
Assure Platinum Test Strips 100 500100 50100-6 5001-00
Assure Dose Control Solution (Control 1 and 2) 1 500006 50006-1 5000-06

Assure Products are available through most national and regional distributors. To find a distributor call 800.818.8877.

FAQ

What differentiates the Assure Platinum BGM System from other systems already on the market
Assure Platinum is specifically designed for multi-resident use in long-term care facilities. Auto coding reduces the number of steps for testing and errors. qcProGuard® is a 24-hour reminder to conduct daily control solution testing. A "Hypo" warning alerts users of low blood glucose readings. Test strips require a small 0.5 µL sample size. To test, simply insert the test strip in the convenient top-of-the-meter port. A strip release button for strip disposal eliminates the need to touch a used strip, reducing the risk of exposure to infectious materials. For additional security, ProGrip® provides a secure hold on the meter and reduces slipping on surfaces.

How do I code the Assure Platinum Meter?
The Assure Platinum Meter does not need to be manually coded by the user, thus preventing user-associated errors due to lack of coding. Coding is automatically accomplished by inserting the test strip into the meter.

What is the sample size of the Assure Platinum Meter?
0.5 µL

Can you add a second drop of blood to the Assure Platinum Test Strips?
No, if the meter does not start to count down after blood is applied to the test strip, user must remove the test strip from the meter and repeat the process with a new test strip.

What types of batteries are used in the Assure Platinum?
The Assure Platinum uses two AAA alkaline batteries.

Is the Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Meter whole blood or plasma referenced?
The Assure Platinum is plasma referenced.

What is the operating range of the Assure Platinum Meter and how should I store it?
Operating range: 50°F-104°F (10°C - 40°C), 20% - 80% relative humidity. Avoid leaving your meter in extremely hot or cold places, such as near a heat source or in an extremely hot or cold car. Do not store or use your meter or test strips where they may be exposed to high humidity levels, such as in a bathroom or kitchen. Never immerse or hold the meter under running water.

What is the operating range for the Assure Platinum Test Strips and how should I store them?
Operating range: 39°F-86°F (4°C - 30°C). Use within 90 days of first opening. Do not freeze or refrigerate. Do not use beyond expiration date.

How do I clean the meter and how often?
Cleaning can be accomplished by wiping the meter down with soap and water or isopropyl alcohol, but will not disinfect a meter. Disinfecting the meter can be accomplished with an EPA registered disinfectant detergent or germicide that is approved for healthcare settings or a solution of 1:10 concentration of sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Do not clean inside the battery compartment or test strip port. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we recommend that the Assure Platinum meter be cleaned and disinfected after each use for individual resident care

What range can you set the hypo warning to?
You can set the hypo warning to go off between 20 and 80 mg/dL.

When you remove the battery, does it affect the meter settings?
The meter will retain all the settings for approximately one minute. If it takes longer than a minute to replace the batteries, the time and date may be affected. Check meter settings to verify that the time and date were not affected.

Is the Assure Platinum system cleared for alternate site testing?
It is our recommendation that Healthcare Professionals NOT obtain blood samples from an alternate site because of AST limitations, the recommended lancing device for AST, and the additional training needed for AST.

Why do I get an E01 when I apply blood to the test strip?
You will receive an E01 error when blood is applied to the test strip prior to the "apply blood" symbol appearing on the screen. Retest and wait for the apply blood icon to appear before applying blood to the test strip.

How do you turn the meter on?
To perform a test, insert a test strip. This automatically turns the meter on. Remove the test strip to turn the meter off. To view the memory, press the M button.

What color of control solution bottle cap corresponds to Normal and High control solutions?
The Assure Platinum uses Assure Dose Control Solution. The Assure Dose Control Solution Normal has a blue cap and High has a green cap.

What is the test strip shelf-life?
Test strips have a 21-month shelf-life expiration, and are good for up to three months after opening. It is recommended that users denote the date opened on the test strip bottle in the space provided.

Is the Assure Platinum system affected by maltos and/or icodextrin?
No, the system is not affected by maltose and/or icodextrin.