Journal article

APPRAISAL OF A NEW RAPID ENZYME STRIP

A NANKERVIS, R HUMPHREY, S WESTWOOD, K WHITE, FP ALFORD

The Medical Journal of Australia | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 1980

Abstract

The accuracy and reliability of new blood glucose measurement strips, BM Test-Glycemie 20-800, were assessed in 99 consecutive patients attending the diabetic clinic and seven subjects at home. The BM Test-Glycemie 20-800 strip technique was compared with the automated hexokinase method and the Reflotest-Glucose test strip technique employing the Boehringer Reflomat. The mean of the blood glucose values was 12.6 +/- 0.6 mmol/L for the hexokinase method and 12.9 +/- 0.6 mmol/L for the 20-800 strip technique, with a mean difference between the hexokinase and the 20-800 strip methods of 1.9 +/- 0.2 mmol/L. In the range 4 mmol/L to 12 mmol/L, the 20-800 strips were found to be extremely accurate..

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