Visual guide to diabetes devices: Blood glucose test strips

Images and key features of blood glucose test strips available on prescription.

Last updated 21st January 2021: added Betachek C50



ACTIVE Roche Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£10.03
Compatible meter: Accu–Chek Active (no longer available)


ADVOCATE REDI-CODE+ Diabetes Care Technology
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1-33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 7 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.95
Compatible meter: Advocate Redi-Code+


AUTOSENSE ADP
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1-33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 25=£4.50
Compatible meter: Autosense and Autosense Voice


AVIVA Roche Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£16.56
Compatible meter: Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Aviva Expert and Accu-Chek Aviva Nano

BETACHEK C50 National Diagnostic Products

Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1-33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 100=£19.90
Compatible meter: Betachek C50

BETACHEK G5 National Diagnostic Products

Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–27.7 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£14.19
Compatible meter: Betachek G5


BETACHEK VISUAL National Diagnostic Products
Type: Colorimetric visually readable blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–44.4 mmol/l
Test time: 60 seconds
Cost: 50=£6.80
Compatible meter: Not applicable


CARESENS N Spirit Healthcare
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£12.75
Compatible meter: CareSens N


CARESENS PRO Spirit Healthcare
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1-33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.95
Compatible meter: CareSens Dual


CONTOUR Ascensia Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.95
Compatible meter: Contour


CONTOUR NEXT Ascensia Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£15.16
Compatible meter: Contour Next, Contour Next USB and Contour Next XT


CONTOUR PLUS Ascensia Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£8.50
Compatible meter: Contour Plus


DARIO Williams Medical Supplies
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 6 seconds
Cost: 50=£14.95
Compatible meter: Dario Smart


ELEMENT Neon Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.55–33.3mmol/l
Test time: 3 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.89
Compatible meter: Element


FINETEST LITE Neon Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6-33.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£5.95
Compatible meter: Finetest Lite

FORA ADVANCED PRO GD40 Bbraun Medical
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.5-33.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.25
Compatible meter: Fora Advanced Pro GD40h


FREESTYLE Abbott Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–27.8 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds (average)
Cost: 50=£16.40
Compatible meter: FreeStyle Freedom and FreeStyle Mini (no longer available)


FREESTYLE LITE Abbott Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–27.8 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds (average)
Cost: 50=£16.23
Compatible meter: FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Freedom Lite


FREESTYLE OPTIUM Abbott Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–27.8mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£16.30
Compatible meter: FreeStyle Optium


GLUCOFIX TECH SENSORS Menarini Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£5.95
Compatible meter: Glucofix Tech


GLUCOFLEX-R Ambe Medical
Type: Colorimetric visually readable blood glucose test strip
Range: 1–44 mmol/l
Test time: 2 mins
Cost: 50=£6.75
Compatible meter: Not applicable


GLUCOLAB Neon Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.55–33.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.89
Compatible meter: GlucoLab


GLUCOMEN AREO SENSORS Menarini Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£8.25
Compatible meter: GlucoMen Areo


GLUCOMEN LX SENSORS Menarini Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 4 seconds
Cost: 50=£15.59
Compatible meter: GlucoMen LX Plus


GLUCORX HCT GLUCOSE GlucoRx
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.5-35 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£8.95
Compatible meter: GlucoRx HCT


GLUCORX NEXUS GlucoRx
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£8.95
Compatible meter: GlucoRx Nexus


GLUCORX Q GlucoRx
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 7 seconds
Cost: 50=£5.45
Compatible meter: GlucoRx Q


GLUCOZEN.AUTO GlucoZen
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1-33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£7.64
Compatible meter: GlucoZen.auto


GLUNEO Neon Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.89
Compatible meter: GluNeo


IME-DC Arctic Medical
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 10 seconds
Cost: 50=£14.10
Compatible meter: IME-DC


KEYA SMART Inside Biometrics
Type: Blood glucose and ketone test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£15.86
Compatible meter: KEYA Smart


MENDOR DISCREET SpringMed Solutions
Type: Blood glucose test strip cassette
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 2 x 25=£14.75
Compatible meter: Mendor Discreet


MICRODOT+ Cambridge Sensors
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–29.2 mmol/
Test time: 10 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.99
Compatible meter: Microdot+


MOBILE TEST CASSETTE Roche Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip cassette
Range: 0.3–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.99
Compatible meter: Accu–Chek Mobile


MODZ Modz
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£14.00
Compatible meter: MODZ


MYGLUCOHEALTH Entra Health Systems
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 3 seconds
Cost: 100=£15.50
Compatible meter: Myglucohealth


MYLIFE PURA Ypsomed
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.50
Compatible meter: Mylife Pura and Mylife Pura X


MYLIFE UNIO Ypsomed
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.50
Compatible meter: Mylife Unio


OMNITEST 3 Bbraun
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 3 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.85
Compatible meter: Omnitest 3


OMNITEST 5 Bbraun
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6-33.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.89
Compatible meter: Omnitest 5


ONETOUCH VERIO Lifescan
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£15.12
Compatible meter: OneTouch Verio, OneTouch Verio Flex and OneTouch Verio IQ


PERFORMA Roche Diabetes Care
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£9.95
Compatible meter: Performa Nano


SD CODEFREE SD Biosensor
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.6–33.3 mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£6.99
Compatible meter: SD Codefree


TEE2 Spirit Healthcare
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£7.75
Compatible meter: TEE2


TRUEYOU Nipro Diagnostics
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3mmol/l
Test time: 4 seconds
Cost: 50=£7.95
Compatible meter: TRUEyou Mini


VIVACHEK INO JRBiomedical
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 0.633.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 50=£8.99
Compatible meter: Vivachek Ino


WAVESENSE JAZZ AgaMatrix
Type: Blood glucose test strip
Range: 1.1–33.3mmol/l
Test time: 5 seconds
Cost: 2 x 25=£8.74; 50=£8.74
Compatible meter: WaveSense Jazz and WaveSense Jazz Wireless

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