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Setting up and using your Accu-Chek Aviva meter and Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device

Accu-Chek Aviva

Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

In the UK and Ireland it is not approved for use in clinical settings, although the Accu-Chek Aviva system is cleared to test capillary, venous, arterial, and neonatal blood samples.

Test strips, coding and control tests

Before the user doses the test strip, the Accu-Chek Aviva meter runs quality checks of the strip chemistry to make sure the strip will give a valid test result. This ensures that the strip has not been exposed to outside environmental factors, such as humidity.

No. Accu-Chek Aviva meters are designed exclusively for use with Accu-Chek Aviva test strips.

No, as measurement can be incorrect. Please ensure that you carry enough valid test strips.

All black code chips with 111 on them can be used in the Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Aviva Nano or Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meters.


Only 3 other substances in the bloodstream (galactose1, Lipaemic samples (triglycerides)2 and ascorbic acid3) can interfere with the Accu-Chek Aviva test strip.

  1. Blood concentrations of galactose greater than 15mg/dL will cause overestimation of blood glucose results. Glucose values in neonates suspect for galactosemia should be confirmed by an alternate glucose methodology
  2. Lipemic samples (triglycerides) in excess of 1800 mg/dL may produce elevated results
  3. Intravenous administration or ascorbic acid that results in blood concentrations of ascorbic acid greater than 3 mg/dL will cause overestimation of blood glucose results. 

Checking blood sugar

The user will receive an error message if the control result is out of range.

As soon as a sufficient amount of blood is applied to the test strip, the Accu-Chek Aviva meter automatically detects it and begins the test, even if some yellow is still visible in the window. The only time the user needs to apply more blood is when the blood drop symbol continues to flash in the display.

Special features

An additional internal battery supports the clock when the main battery is removed. You can leave the battery out of the Accu-Chek Aviva meter for 72 hours and still retain the time and date. If you replace the battery within that time, the meter will ask you to verify the time and date. The internal battery will automatically recharge. If you do not replace the battery within 72 hours, the meter will retain the time and date that was stored before the 72 hours. 

The Accu-Chek Aviva blood glucose monitoring system will work on the 3 main AST areas: forearm, palm and upper arm. Most common are palm and forearm. AST areas have a lower blood circulation than the fingertip. Therefore a change in blood glucose will show with a delay compared to blood taken from the finger tip. Please discuss with your healthcare professional before starting to practice alternate site testing. 

Yes. Simply go into setup mode and turn the beeper off.


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Accu-Chek Aviva

Accu-Chek Aviva
Item Description

A sleek new design provides you with discrete, easy testing. With no coding or set up required, the meter comes ready to use straight out of the box.

  • Easy. A large visual display and easy to handle test strips means the Accu-Chek Aviva system provides dependable, easy testing and no coding required.
  • Accurate. The Accu-Chek Aviva system exceeds international accuracy requirements1, allowing peace of mind to test confidently and act on reliable results.
  • Trusted. Accu-Chek consistently provides high quality products and has done for over 40 years, with the Accu-Chek Aviva system being our most popular system in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

1 Freckmann et al., “System Accuracy Evaluation of 43 Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose according to DIN EN ISO 15197”, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 5, September 2012

Product Manuals


94 x 52 x 21 mm (LHW)



Test strip

Aviva test strip

Lancing device

Accu-Chek FastClix

Benefits and Features
  • User-friendly design. A sleek design with a large, easy-to-read display and easy to handle test strips, the Accu-Chek Aviva meter offers a comfortable, discreet choice for blood glucose testing.
  • Tiny blood sample. Quick fill, reliable Accu-Chek Aviva test strips require only 0.6µL of blood.
  • No coding. The Accu-Chek Aviva no longer requires a code chip, making the testing process quicker and easier.
  • No set-up required. There is no initial set-up required and as the meter does not require coding, it is ready to use straight out of the box.
  • Pre and post meal test reminders. The user can set up to 4 automatic reminders for different times throughout the day, to help remember when to test.
  • Battery backup. An additional small battery in the meter keeps the time and memory for up to 72 hours when the main battery is removed or out of power
Technical specifications


Auto Power Off:

After 2 minutes undisturbed with strip inserted, or if powered on but left undisturbed for 2 minutes

  • Auto power on with strip insertion
  • Auto off 90 seconds after test if strip is not removed
  • Auto off 5 seconds after strip removed
  • Auto off 2 minutes if meter is not used
Sample Size:

 0.6 µL

Power Supply:

one 3-volt lithium battery (type CR2032)

Battery life:

approximately 1000 readings (1 year with 3 tests per day)

Measurement Time:

Approximately 5 seconds

System Operating Conditions:

8°C to 44°C (46°F to 111°F)

Meter Storage Conditions:

-25°C to +70°C (-13°F to +158°F)


Up to 500 total results, plus 20 control tests


94 x 52 x 21 mm


59 g with battery



Data transfer:

Infrared (IR)

Test Principle:


Test Averages:

7, 14, 30 and 90 days

Safety features:
  • Hypo indicator
  • 4 customisable test reminders
  • Pre and post meal test reminders
  • General flag