There are several ways to verify the accuracy of your glucometer. Two common methods include performing a liquid control solution or laboratory verification test with your device.
Liquid Control Solution Test
To check that your blood glucose monitor is functioning properly, you can do regular checks using the liquid control solution that comes with your blood glucose meter or test strips.
The control solution can be used in the following situations:
- When you open a new container of test strips
- If you drop your glucose meter
- If you receive unexpected test results
If your blood glucose meter returns an error after completing an electronic check with your control solution, please follow the instructions provided with your device or review the manual for assistance. For technical issues with your glucometer, our team at Lark is unfortunately not equipped to support you. Instead, please contact the manufacturer's support team using the contact information located in your device manual.
Laboratory Verification Test
If you have additional concerns about the accuracy of your blood glucose meter, you may consider a laboratory verification test.
Please contact your doctor or laboratory where you have your blood tests completed. In order to verify your glucometer's accuracy, please bring your blood glucose meter to your appointment. After asking your doctor or a lab technician to verify that you are using your blood glucose meter properly, complete a blood sugar test with your device. Then, follow the advice from your medical provider to determine if a laboratory verification test is needed and compare your results. The results from your blood glucose meter and the lab should be the same.