She says that EmbracePRO offers high-performance testing features including auto-coding; results in just five seconds; a small, 0.5-ul sample size; alternate site testing
; 500-test memory; and data management.
Successful alternatives to alternate site testing
. Use of a pneumatic tube system to the central laboratory.
Financial justification of alternate site testing
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TRUEresult provides such advanced features as no coding required; 7-, 14- and 30-day averaging; and four testing reminders as well as a weekday display, ketone test reminder and alternate site testing
Successful alternatives to alternate site testing: Use of a pneumatic tube system to the central laboratory.
College of American Pathologists Conference XXVIII on alternate site testing: What must we do?
Earlier this year the Food and Drug Administration cleared Bayer's blood glucose meters for alternate site testing
, offering patients more flexibility in diabetes management.
While the bid failed, they succeeded in writing into the bill language that facilitated other health care professionals performing alternate site testing.
"We had heavy guns lobbying against us in 1992, and we managed to [save the licensure law from extinction], but in so doing, the alternate site testing language got in, and we still have not settled the issue," Mott explains.
Alternate site testing
, which allows patients the choice of finger-stick or forearm testing, is popular among Eckerd's diabetes customers.
In addition, the guidelines answer numerous questions that diabetes patients frequently have concerning alternate site testing
so that they might become more confident in using the alternate option.
"The blood glucose monitoring market is transitioning from traditional finger-stick testing to alternate site testing
, providing people with diabetes a less painful option for their daily diabetes management," opines a spokesman for Amira Medical, which recently introduced AtLast, a glucose system that allows patients to draw blood from their forearm, upper arm or thigh instead of the fingers, which tend to be more sensitive.