Re: Whole blood and plasma meter readings

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They changed to reading plasma some time ago, and at that time to differentiate (although clearly most people have no idea what it actually meant) a yellow square with diagonal lines was put on the box. Then they found that people taking some drugs were getting results that were inaccurate, and changed the strips so that they were ok for people taking these drugs, and instead of a yellow square they changed it to a green square with diagonal lines which means that the strips are ok for people using maltose containing or maltose producing products, and to tag the fact that they are plasma reading not whole blood reading. Although, as above, they don’t read plasma, they read whole blood and convert the reading.