Bayer’s CONTOUR® Test Strip Technology
Use CONTOUR® test strips with your new CONTOUR® USB meter from Bayer.
- No Coding™ technology
- Automatically compensates for maltose and other common interferences, for reliable results
- Fast 5-second test time
- Small 0.6 μL blood sample
Bayer’s CONTOUR® USB blood glucose monitoring system has been specifically designed to help reduce the risk of inaccurate blood glucose readings to simplify blood glucose testing for patients and strengthen confidence in test results.
No Coding™ Technology
No Coding™ Technology
When it comes to testing your
blood glucose, accuracy is key.
Bayer is the pioneer of No Coding™ technology, which ensures that the correct code is automatically set any time a new test strip is inserted – so there is less chance of inaccurate test results due to a miscoded meter.
How does it work?
Bayer’s CONTOUR® test strip has a unique layout of electrodes for each calibration code, which is recognized by Bayer’s CONTOUR® USB meter upon insertion. So you can confidently use test strips from any CONTOUR® test strip bottle with Bayer’s CONTOUR® USB meter to avoid inaccurate results due to coding errors.
What is manual calibration (or coding)?
Manual calibration is when you have to physically match each new batch of test strips with your meter. It involves either:
- Entering a calibration code number (found on the test strip packaging) into the meter
- Or inserting a chip (provided with the test strips) containing the code into the meter
Did you know?
Studies have shown that about 16% of patients with diabetes miscode their meter when using a manually coded blood glucose meter.1-4
Failure to enter the correct calibration code or to change the chip with each new batch of strips may cause an incorrect reading and be associated with clinically significant insulin dosing errors. The probability of an insulin dosing error of 2 units may be as high as 50% with a miscoded meter.5
If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your healthcare professional.
Bayer’s CONTOUR® USB meter and CONTOUR® test strips with their No Coding® technology help eliminate inaccurate blood glucose readings entered by the user and other errors due to meter miscoding.
Learn more about test strip technology.
Certain substances can interfere with the accuracy of many meters, causing them to over- or underestimate blood glucose. These interferences can include the ingredients, chemical reactions and by products of: medications and vitamins, food and beverages, medical tests and treatments, and other substances.
Unlike many other meters, clinical accuracy IS NOT affected by:
- Beta hydroxybutric acid
Minimal bias exists at the upper limit of normal concentration of certain interfering substances for instance*:
||Normal Therapeutic Level
||6.1% bias seen at 0.11 mmol/L
||1% bias seen at 11 mmol/L
||5.1% bias at 0.39 mmol/L
||5.3% bias seen at 0.07 mmol/L
||Cholesterol concentrations greater than 13 mmol/L may produce elevated readings
||0.6% bias at 10.6 mmol/L
*tested with CONTOUR® meter and the same CONTOUR® test strip technology
Clinically significant interference varies and should be assessed using clinical judgment along with this information.
Download the User Guide for more information.