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Glucose Test Strips Recalled Due to Low Readings


Abbott recalled twenty lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States. These lots of test strips may produce erroneously low blood glucose results when used with the OmniPod Insulin Management System. Additionally, the the test strips may produce erroneously low blood glucose results when used with the "FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter" and "FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter,” neither of which have been in production since 2010. Treatment for erroneously low blood glucose could cause patients’ blood glucose to spike to high levels causing further problems.

 

When the test strips are used with the newer FreeStyle brand meters including the FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Meter, FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Meter and FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Meter, the blood glucose test results are not affected. Testing with the FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meter is not affected by this action, as FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meter uses FreeStyle InsuLinx test strips.

 

The affected test strips are from lots that hold expiration dates from between May 2014 and March 2015.

 

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