The OneTouch® Ultra® Blue Test Strip launched in August of 2009 and replaced the previous (black) OneTouch Ultra Test Strip. It has the same the proven accuracy and performance of the original and can be used in all OneTouch Ultra Brand meters. However, it is manufactured with a single cal code of 25. This allows users to code their meter once to cal code 25, and thereafter just confirm the cal code before each test. It also has a new look to improve its brand awareness and visibility among users. The new strip is blue in color (instead of black) and features the OneTouch Brand name imprinted on the test strip.
The OneTouch Ultra Blue Test Strip packaging highlights an existing feature of OneTouch Ultra Test Strips called DoubleSure™ Technology that confirms each test result. The DoubleSure Technology has two separate electrodes that measure each blood sample and compares the two measurements. If the meter detects a significant difference between the two measurements, it generates an error message instead of a glucose value, indicating that the test should be repeated.
This has been a feature of OneTouch Ultra Technology from the beginning. However, due to the recent general interest in home glucose monitor accuracy, we felt it was important to highlight this feature to help reinforce customer confidence in the accuracy of our products. In fact, OneTouch Ultra Brand products have nearly eight years of proven accuracy.
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