Detection of risk
A significant number of primary care patients have dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia, representing key symptoms of metabolic syndrome associated with increased cardiovascular risk (1, 8). Accutrend Plus supports you in the early recognition of CVD risks as well as in monitoring therapeutic measures – in your office or at your patient’s home.
Performance diagnostics in sport and rehabilitation
Accutrend Plus allows for rapid determination of blood lactate levels. It enables you to determine individual training intensity on the spot, to harmonize phases of strain and rest, and to minimize the danger of overload and injury
Hospital and critical care
The concentration of lactate reflects the degree of tissue hypoxia. There is a correlation between severity and prognosis of disease and lactate concentrations. Determination of lactate therefore is essential in many situations in critical care
The Accutrend Plus device offers quantitative results for glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and lactate directly from capillary blood. For each of these parameters Accutrend Plus uses specially designed test strips from Roche.
Accutrend Plus measures the intensity of the reaction color within the reaction layer of the test strip by reflectance photometry and calculates the parameter concentration of the sample through a lot-specific algorithm. The result is displayed in mg/dl or mmol/l (BM-Lactate only in mmol/l) and stored automatically with date, time, and additional information. The Accutrend Plus meter stores up to 100 results for each parameter.
|Measuring temperature ranges||Depend on parameter used: Cholesterol and triglycerides: 18-30 °C Glucose: 18-32 °C Lactate: 15-35 °C|
|Measuring ranges||Blood glucose: 20 - 600 mg/dl (1.1 – 33.3 mmol/l) |
Cholesterol: 150 - 300 mg/dl (3.88 – 7.76 mmol/l)
Triglycerides: 70 – 600 mg/dl (0.80 – 6.86 mmol/l)
Lactate: 0.8 – 21.7 mmol/l (whole blood), 0.7 – 26 mmol/l (plasma)
|Temperature range||-25 °C - +70 °C|
|Relative humidity||10 – 85% (without condensation)|
|Sample material||One drop of fresh capillary blood *|
|Storage capacity||100 results, optional with date, time, and additional information for each parameter|
|Test principle||Reflectance photometry|
|Dimensions||154 x 81 x 30 mm|
|Weight||140 g without batteries|
|Automatic cut-off||After 2 minutes if no buttons have been pressed|
|Power requirement||4 x 1.5 V alkaline manganese batteries type AAA for more than 1,000 measurements (with new batteries)|
1. Switch on the meter
Switch on the meter and insert the test strip into the test strip guide. A blinking arrow calls on you to open the cover of the measuring chamber for application of blood.
2. Application of blood
Take a drop of blood from the tip of your finger or ear. Put the drop of blood directly on the yellow application field within 15 seconds. Do not touch the application field with your finger. You may also apply blood outside the meter. In this case, please follow the manual of your Accutrend Plus system.
Close the cover of the measuring chamber and wait for the result. All further processing is done automatically by the instrument. After the reaction time the result will be shown on the display. Values outside the measuring range will be displayed as Hi (above measuring range) or Lo (below measuring range).
|Accutrend Glucose (50 strips)|
|Accutrend Cholesterol (25 strips)|
|BM-Lactate (25 strips)|
|Accutrend Control GLU (2 x 4 ml)|
|Accutrend Control Chol (1 x 1.5 ml)|
|Accutrend Control TG1 (1 x 1.5 ml)|
You can rely on the results because of a number of control and quality features. First, test strips are of high quality. Second, studies have shown that results are comparable with established laboratory methods across the whole measuring range. Furthermore, the built-in automatic performance and meter self-testing features of Accutrend Plus support an accurate function of the meter.
Accutrend Plus is very easy to handle. For measurements, all you need to do is to switch on the meter, insert a test strip, apply a drop of blood and close the cover of the measuring chamber. The instrument is suitable for professional use as well as for self-testing. There is no special training necessary to handle the meter (The device fulfils the safety requirements according to DIN EN 61010-1 and the requirements of the EC directive for InVitro Diagnostic Devices 98/79/EG).
Many primary care patients have dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome or diabetes mellitus. Point of care testing can substantially improve recognition as well as management of patients with increased blood lipids and glucose in primary care. You are able obtain rapid results on the spot and discuss the cardiovascular risk profile and therapeutic consequences with your patient while he still is at your office. You may also take your Accutrend Plus meter at your home visits.
The Reflotron systems allow for determination of 17 clinical-chemical parameters such as GOT, GPT, creatinine, bilirubin, urea, alkaline phosphatase, but also for acute parameters such as amylase or creatine kinase.
Measurement of blood lactate enables you to monitor and optimize training intensity according to lactate values (9). By doing so, the danger of overload and injury can be reduced – not only in competitive sports but also in recreational exercises.