The people who buy this product don't want what's in this box. They want a measurement that represents the concentration of a compound that is circulating in their blood. They can't get it from the material inside this box.
After searching the internet about ketometers sold all over the world, I was very confused about what I was actually buying. There is no statement on this box explaining what the box contains.
Before buying the product, I wish someone had told me that in addition to buying this meter, I would also have to make at least one other purchase. Actually, not one but two or more.
This meter is not sold as a kit to measure ketone (and glucose) concentration in blood, but just a meter. In order to use the meter on a regular basis, in addition to the meter, you must have blood ketone test strips (and blood glucose test strips, if you are interested in a glucose measurement). These are purchased separately. So the buyer of this meter cannot get results without making another purchase (or purchases). In addition, to make a measurement, you must first use a lancet with lancet holder to draw blood. The permanent holder and 10 disposable lancets do come with the meter.
To complicate this buying process, if you go to a pharmacy to purchase test strips, the pharmacy staff will likely give you the wrong strips, since many staffers don't know the difference between urine test strips and blood test strips. Be sure you ask for blood test strips (not urinalysis strips).
All in all, Abbott has not done a good job of explaining the testing process nor explained what materials are needed on a routine basis.
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