Higher Standards on the Way for Glucose Meters?
MedSun: Newsletter #42, November 2009

AACC Clinical Laboratory News

The FDA will consider tightening standards for strip-based blood glucose meters, echoing the concerns of many in the clinical lab field who have warned for a decade that the meters are not reliable. FDA also acknowledged an issue that has been a growing concern among laboratorians—that poor outcomes in recent tight glucose control (TGC) trials might be, in part, due to the use of error-prone meters instead of more accurate point-of-care instruments.

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Higher Standards on the Way for Glucose Meters? AACC Clinical Laboratory News. September 2009.

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