…the strips in the test strip containers have the open end(the side that takes the blood in facing outwards for us to grab? I can see a certain logic. You grab the strip and stick it in the meter like that, but doesn't that increase the chances of contamination and incorrect readings by people touching the area where the blood's supposed to go? I know it's easier that way. But, my agamatrix strips, are the other way around. I grab the side that goes into the meter and turn it around without touching the open end and slide it into the meter. Cleaner, and no possible contamination of the entry point.
At least one company may share my views as they put their strips in the case the opposite way of everyone else.
I want my readings to be as accurate as possible and if doing it the old way can cause inaccurate or inconsistent readings, I'd rather have all strips "upside down". Or maybe I'll put on a glove and get the whole bunch and turn them around.
I've thought about it before but when I got my new Agamatrix meter and opened the bottle of strips, it kind of confirmed my suspicions, that it's possible to contaminate the blood entry point. But at the same time, they could just put their strips in that way for no particular reason. I know it's a tiny thing to notice but I notice everything.
Am I being too Anal/particular?
What do you think of this subject? Any comments?
Do you think Agamatrix put their strips "ass end out" for a particular reason?
Do you think it having it the current way increases chances of contamination and therefore increasing the chances of inaccurate readings?
Any comments would be appreciated even if you call me/or think I'm being dumb for saying all this, I'd like to hear what anyone has to say.
Thank you for any replies, good or bad.
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