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The effects of two differing techniques on the accuracy of reagent strip blood glucose testing

Christopher Stein
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 12, No 3 | a261 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v12i3.261 | © 2007 Christopher Stein | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 November 2007 | Published: 17 November 2007

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Christopher Stein, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

The use of 70% isopropyl alcohol to prepare the site of skin puncture for reagent strip blood glucose testing has been reported to produce falsely elevated blood glucose levels.

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Volgens ‘n verslag het die gebruik van 70% isopropyl alkohol om die plek van velpunktuur vir reagensstrook bloedglukosetoetsing voor te berei valslikverhoogde bloedglukosevlakke geproduseer.

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