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Accu-Chek FastClix - the world's first 1-Click finger pricker with a drum. 

  • Simple: prime and prick in 1-Click action 
  • Gentle: Clixmotion technology and 11 individual depth settings 
  • Unique: 6 lancets in a drum, no single lancets to see or touch

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How to use the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker

1-Click lancing enables you to prime and prick in one simple action. This makes it quick and more convenient to obtain a blood sample as there are fewer handling steps. Always wash and dry hands before testing.

Obtaining a blood sample.

Prime and prick in 1-Click action.

Changing a lancet.

Slide lever back and forth to change to a new lancet.

Inserting a drum.

1. Remove cap

2. Insert lancet drum and replace cap.

Safety advice: You must not insert the lancet drum into the finger pricker whilst pressing the plunger or hold the finger pricker with the plunger resting on a surface such as a table top. This could release a lancet and inadvertently cause an injury.

Selecting penetration depth.

Select from 11 settings

Safety advice: The Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker is intended for patient self-monitoring by an individual person only. It must not be used to collect blood from more than one person as it does not incorporate any features to guard against cross infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any of the materials used in the Accu-Chek FastClix lancets likely to cause an allergic reaction?

Reports of an allergic reaction to the lancets are extremely rare. The lancets are made of stainless steel 1.4301, approved for medical purposes. This steel contains 18% chromium and approximately 9% nickel.

Can the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker be used for alternate site testing?

Yes, it can be used for alternate site testing (AST) by using the specially designed AST cap. Please refer to the user instructions for details of when it is appropriate to use AST and suitable puncture sites. We do not recommend AST with the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert bolus advisor system. To obtain an AST cap please contact the Accu-Chek Customer Careline.

Can the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker be used when detached from the Accu-Chek Mobile meter?

Yes. The the finger pricker can be left attached to the Accu-Chek Mobile meter to collect blood or, if preferred, it can be detached and used as a standalone finger pricker. 

 When on the go, most people prefer to have the finger pricker attached to the meter because it makes handling easier.

Can the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker be used on more than one person?

No. The Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker is intended for self-monitoring by an individual person only. It must not used to collect blood from more than one person as it does not incorporate any features to guard against cross infection.

Can the lancet or lancet drum be changed while the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker is attached to the Accu-Chek Mobile meter?

Yes, the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker can be used attached to or detached from the Accu-Chek Mobile meter, including lancet exchange.

Do the Accu-Chek FastClix lancets contain latex?

No, the Accu-Chek FastClix lancets do not contain latex.

Is it possible to reuse an Accu-Chek FastClix lancet drum?

No. Safety hooks are in place to prevent accidental reuse of a used drum. A used drum is easily recognised by the red stripes on the side.

Is it possible to re-select an Accu-Chek FastClix lancet that has been used before?

No, for safety and hygiene reasons, once the lancet has been changed it is not possible to re-select a previous one.

Is it possible to use an Accu-Chek FastClix lancet more than once?

It is highly recommend to use a new, sterile lancet every time a test is performed. This is based on hygienic considerations and to help avoid infection. Additionally, the tip of a new needle is sharp, with optimal form and cut and therefore ensures gentle lancing. This is diminished with multiple use. However, a lancet may be used more than once. 

Never use a lancet that has been used by someone else, or share the finger pricker with anyone, to guard against cross infection.

What happens if expired Accu-Chek FastClix lancets are used?

The use of an expired lancet may cause an infection at the puncture site as the lancet may have lost its sterility. We guarantee 4 years of sterility from manufacture.

What if no blood is obtained at all?

This can be caused by several reasons:

  • The penetration depth is too shallow. Please select a higher penetration depth setting.
  • The Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker needs to be pressed firmly against the skin. Check if a lancet is inserted in the finger pricker.
  • Sometimes the blood does not appear immediately after lancing. Massaging the finger by gently squeezing it towards the fingertip helps to form a drop of blood.

What if there are problems changing to the next Accu-Chek FastClix lancet?

Check the lancet display to see whether there are any numbers visible in the lancet display. If the number 1 is displayed, the last lancet has been used and the drum needs to be changed for a new one.

What is the best way to prepare skin for blood sampling?

Wash hands with warm water and soap, dry them carefully. This will improve circulation and ensures a clean penetration site.

What is the best way to safely dispose of a used Accu-Chek FastClix lancet drum?

It is important to dispose of used lancets so they cannot cause injury. Whilst used Accu-Chek FastClix lancet drums can safely be disposed of in household waste, some local councils provide a sharps disposal service by supplying individuals with sharps bins and collecting them when they are full. Check with the local council which disposal services are available.

What is the right way to clean the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker and how often should it be cleaned?

The Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker should be cleaned regularly and any blood wiped off immediately. Clean the finger pricker from the outside only. Follow a weekly cleaning regime using a cloth moistened with 70% isopropanol or 70% ethanol (available from pharmacies). Only use 70% isopropanol or 70% ethanol to clean the finger pricker. Other substances used for cleaning may damage the plastic and stop the finger pricker from operating properly.  

In addition, thoroughly wipe the inside of the cap using a cotton bud moistened with 70% isopropanol. 

Allow the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker enough time to dry thoroughly. 

Never dip Accu-Chek FastClix in water, isopropanol or any other liquid. This may damage internal parts and impare the operation of the finger pricker. 

Do not clean the Accu-Chek FastClix lancet drum.

What is the right way to store the Accu-Chek FastClix lancet drums?

We recommend that the drums are stored in their original packaging. Keep your drums clean and protect them from extremes of temperature.

Which penetration depth should be used?

The required penetration depth depends on the following:

  • The user’s skin: The softer and thinner their skin is, the shallower the depth setting should be. 
  • The required blood sample: The more blood that is required, the higher the chosen setting. 

The optimal penetration depth is a combination of both. Always start with a low setting when using the Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker for the first time. Dial to a higher setting until blood volume is right.