How to perform a test
Result Card A1CNow+
Frequently Asked Questions - Procedure
Is A1CNow+ CLIA waived?
Yes, A1CNow+ is CLIA waived.
How difficult is the procedure?The simple, 3-step procedure is very easy to follow. Once the sample is acquired, it is diluted using the sample dilution kit then applied to the test cartridge according to the steps outlined in the procedure card.
Actual hands on time for the test is less than one minute!
How long does it take the system to produce results?
Once the sample is prepared and added to the test cartridge, A1cNow+ provides results in five minutes.
Can I run multiple tests at the same time?A1CNow+ is a fully self contained, portable testing system which requires no expensive capital equipment. This allows physicians offices the ability to operate multiple devices in as many exam rooms as necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions - Technical
How accurate is A1CNow+?
A1CNow+ is lab accurate at 99% and meets all NGSP performance standards. EuroMedix has additional data on file supporting the high accuracy levels of A1cNow+. Contact EuroMedix with any inquiries.
What is the technology behind A1CNow+?A1CNow+ uses dry chemistry and micro-optics. The monitor simultaneously analyzes two independent A1C tests and has several built in controls to ensure accuracy.
Does A1CNow+ have to warm up before use?If refrigerated, the test will need to come to room temperature for one hour before testing, otherwise the system is ready to use out of the box.
What is the shelf life of A1CNow+?The A1CNow+ system is stable at room temperature for up to three months. When refrigerated, the system is stable for up to twelve months but must be brought to room temperature for one hour before use.
Are external controls needed?A1CNow+ is designed to require no maintenance and no daily controls. In addition, no calibration is necessary.
What do the error codes mean? If I get one error code and have more tests left on the monitor will I lose the rest of the tests?All error messages should be called into EuroMedix HelpDesk and they will be able to assist you. Getting an error message usually will not mean that you cannot use the monitor. It typically means that the procedure was not done correctly and you can use a new cartridge to perform the test again. Receiving an error message means that the system did not pass the internal controls. If you receive an error message, please call EuroMedix for technical support.
How long will the result be displayed on the monitor?
There is adequate time to both record the result and to show the result on the monitor to the patient. The result will stay for 60 minutes or until you insert a new test cartridge.
How much blood is required to perform the test?
A1CNow+ requires a 10μl blood sample to perform the test. Samples may be taken from either a finger stick or venous draw and prepared using the sample dilution kit according to the procedure steps.