According to a recent published study1 by the Mayo Clinic, only Nova’s StatStrip continued to give accurate glucose results as patient hematocrits varied from 20% – 65%. Hematocrit related errors of 20% to nearly 50% were reported on every glucose meter system tested except for Nova’s StatStrip.
(a) Mean glucose difference (meter glucose minus reference glucose) and (b) and (c) mean glucose percent difference[(meter glucose minus reference glucose)/reference glucose x 100)] as a function of hematocrit at glucose concentrations of (a) 54 mg/dL, (b) 247 mg/dL, and (c) 483 mg/dL. Each point represents the mean ± standard deviation of the mean glucose difference or mean glucose percent difference (n=6).
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United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
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Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL
Based on the expanding role of point of care testing glucose meters and the need to improve accuracy and precision, the new Nova Biomedical StatStrip was evaluated and compared with the LifeScan SureStepFlexx (current point of care testing meter)... Download
Washington University School of Medicine & St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Hypoglycemia is a common emergency in neonates. Measurement of whole blood glucose in neonates presents challenges associated with limited blood volumes, high hematocrits, and accuracy at low glucose concentrations... Download
St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
The first major metropolitan hospital to adopt a new technology specifically developed to improve analytical performance at the bedside shares its experience... Download
Ramathibodi Hospital. Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Glucose meters are widely used in self - and hospital monitoring of blood glucose. We examined the analytical preformance of the newly introduced Nova Biomedical StatStrip glucose monitoring system... Download