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Getting Started with Accu-Chek Performa meter

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Setting up and using your Accu-Chek Performa system.

Accu-Chek Performa

Accu-Chek Performa
Item Description

With its compact design and smart simplicity, the Accu-Chek Performa meter offers everyday ease, with everyday accuracy.

  • No coding 
  • Large display for results that are easy to see
  • Before and after meal marker
  • Bundled with the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker for virtually pain free1 lancing


1Jendrike N et al. Pain sensation at Fingertips and Palm by using different Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems. Diabetes Technology Meeting. San Francisco, 5-7 November 2009.

Product Manuals


94 x 52 x 21 mm (LWH)



Test strip

Performa test strip

Lancing device

Accu-Chek FastClix

Accu-Chek Performa is no longer available

We want to reassure you that if you currently use the Accu-Chek Performa meter, the Accu-Chek Performa test strips will continue to be available, so there is no need to switch to another meter unless you require a replacement.

Technical specifications


Automatic power off:

2 minutes

Power supply:

One 3-volt lithium battery (coin cell type CR2032)

Meter storage conditions:

Store meter (with batteries and test strips) at a temperature between +2°C and +30°C

Memory capacity:

500 blood glucose results and 20 control results with time and date


94 (L) x 52 (W) x 21 (H) mm 


Approx. 59g (with battery)

Data port:

Via infrared cable to Personal Computer (PC) 

Measurement time:

5 Seconds

Measures only in mmol/L units:

0.6-33.3 mmol/L

Sample size:

0.6 µL

Haematocrit range:


Ability to flag pre and post meal results:


Alarm reminders:

Yes (up to 4 per day)

How to use
  1. Use the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker to obtain a drop of blood. Please follow the chapter in the reference manual on using the finger pricker.
  2. Insert a test strip into the meter. Symbols of a test strip and a flashing blood drop will appear on the display.
  3. Touch the drop of blood to the tip of the yellow end of the test strip.
  4. A flashing hourglass symbol and a beep will indicate that enough blood has been applied, and the result will appear on the display.

View the product support page for more detailed instructions and training videos on Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker.