Can I use a blood sample from other areas of my body?

Yes. Alternate Site Testing (AST) is the use of parts of the body, other than the fingertips, to check blood glucose levels. The iHealth system allows you to test on the palm, forearm, upper arm, calf, or thigh with equivalent results to fingertip testing when used at appropriate times. There are limitations for doing AST. Please consult your healthcare professional before you conduct AST. The iHealth system should only be used for AST under steady-state blood glucose conditions. Refer to the  “Information about Alternate Site Testing (AST)” section on owner’s manual for detailed information. 

July 22, 2020 | Comments Off