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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.
InDependent Diabetes Trust