Control Testing a Glucometer
The control test of the glucometer is performed to ensure to the glucometer functions correctly and provides accurate readings on which to base the client’s care and treatment.
In a healthcare setting where the glucometer is used regularly, this would most likely be done every 24 hours. In a healthcare setting where the glucometer is used infrequently, the control testing should be done before performing a blood glucose level (BGL).
If the control test result is outside manufacturer’s guidelines, refer to your organisational policy and procedure.