A Test Strip Recall That Might Affect Your Blood Sugar Testing

A Test Strip Recall That Might Affect Your Blood Sugar Testing


Each month, the Diabetes Center provides an update on current and significant diabetes research or events. Our director, Dr. Ping Wang, a recognized leader in diabetes research and treatment would like to alert you on the following recall and warning for a commonly used glucometer.

The focus this month is on a test strip recall by Roche Diabetes Care.

  • The recall includes certain batches of Accu-Chek Aviva and Accu-Chek Performa test strips (see the list below).
  • The recall is important because using an affected batch of strips can produce readings that are either too high or too low.
  • This could lead to treatment errors.
  • While some strips may produce an error message, other strips will give no warning message and produce false readings.
  •  Faulty strips should be taken to the pharmacy that they came from.

Affected lot numbers for Accu-Chek Aviva test strips

50 test strip pots:

496802, 496807, 496809, 496915, 497391, 497392


10 test strip pots:

497344, 497392


Affected lot numbers for Accu-Chek Performa test strips

10 test strip pots:

476597, 476646


Test strips in the Accu-Chek Performa Nano blood glucose kit:

10153111, 10153112, 10153114, 10153115, 10153116

Read more for more information on the recall.

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