3. Touch Strip to Blood Drop
- Test immediately after you have formed a small, round blood drop (0.6 μl). Touch the tip of the test strip to the drop of blood.** The blood is drawn into the test strip tip.
- Hold the tip of the test strip in the blood drop until the meter beeps. Do not press the tip against the skin or place the blood on top of the test strip.
**NOTE: If you do not apply blood to the test strip in 1 minute, the meter screen will dim and the meter beeps. Press any button and the Apply Blood screen will become active again. After a total of 3 minutes of inactivity the meter turns off.