Risk of incorrect results with Clever Chek meter

The Clever Chek blood glucose meter may give incorrect results if the test strips are over- or under-filled with blood, the MHRA has warned.

Clever Chek is useful in some visually-impaired patients as it can provide spoken instructions and test results
Clever Chek is useful in some visually-impaired patients as it can provide spoken instructions and test results

The meter, distributed in the UK by BBI Healthcare, does not alert users when insufficient blood has been applied. If the test strip is under-filled, the blood glucose result may be falsely low. If the strip is over-filled, a falsely high result may be reported. In either case, this may result in an inappropriate insulin dose being administered.

Action points

Patients who use the meter should be informed of the problem and GPs should consider whether an alternative meter may be more appropriate.

Further information:

MHRA Medical Device Alert

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Publications/Safetywarnings/MedicalDeviceAlerts/CON152700
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