Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 5/17/2007 12:51:22 PM (GMT-6)
Dang, unless you were juggling marzipan or working in a confectionary, I'd return it, and get a new one. Yours is not working properly or even within the 20% maximum error tolerance.
They shouldn't give you a problem returning it for a new one. And if they do, I would pull out the kit, take a couple samples in front them. That ought to scare away half the store.
I presume that you are using the same test site (a clean finger) , and that these tests were within a few minutes of each other?
That really sucks that these kits can be so inaccurate!
Did you wash you hands with soap and water real good?
I do not believe in the isopropyl alcohol wipes as they can just move sugar around on your finger and not remove it as I passed out from a low and the paramedic tested my finger about 3 times (as I was told by my wife who insisted they give me glucose to bring my sugar up) and got highs every time (The paramedic said I was not low as I about died of a low). They took me to the hospital and the Dr in the emergency room had the blood drawn from my arm and sent to the lab which reported a reading of 14. They gave me glucose and I came back to life.
I now wash my hands very good to wash all sugar off as it could be on different fingers in different amounts.
Then again, You could have a faulty meter.
Post Edited (What's his name?) : 5/20/2007 1:52:29 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (What's his name?) : 5/20/2007 6:03:12 PM (GMT-6)
Molarity is a measure of the concentration of a solution.
My training is in protein biochemistry and I hold a PhD, and I am well-versed in statistical analysis. I have access to software that is capable of calculating and plotting both linear and non-linear regression. If they could supply me with the molarity of their control solution, I could make my own, serial dilute it, measure the results, and perform my own statistical analysis. I could analyze the contents of the control solutions that I already have, but the results would only be valid for those bottles- unless they have a standard concentration and they manufacture to the standard- which they can't or won't tell me. They don't publish their data anywhere they I can find- so I have decided to just relax and watch the trends rather than obsess over the numbers themselves.
Thanks for the reply sandy
Post Edited (What's his name?) : 5/21/2007 10:53:37 AM (GMT-6)