GlucoMen LX Sensor test strips

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical safety alert about GlucoMen LX test strips made by manufacturers, Menarini Diagnostics UK.

Menarini Diagnostics has detected a few cases of inaccurate results obtained by some users of the GlucoMen LX Sensor test strips for blood glucose self-monitoring used with the GlucoMen LX PLUS. Incorrect storage of the vial after first opening could be the cause of possible overestimated results – higher results than the actual blood glucose levels.

The MHRA recommend that:

  • the vial should be closed immediately after each use. If it is left open to high environmental humidity for a prolonged period of time, the test strips may overestimate the blood glucose value.
  • The test strips must be stored in their original vial and the discard date should be written clearly on the label, counting nine months after opening.
  • Users who obtain unexpected values must repeat the test with a new test strip and if the results continue to be abnormal or not consistent with what they feel, they must contact their doctor before taking any other action.