Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the accuracy of the CONTOUR® blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) according to the International Organization for Standardization's International Standard 15197 (ISO 15197:2003) guidelines and to more stringent criteria.
Method: Finger stick blood samples from 105 subjects with diabetes (25 with type 1, 77 with type 2, and 3 with type unknown) were tested using the CONTOUR BGMS and YSI glucose analyzer.
Results: 99.3% of results were within ISO 15197:2003 criteria (±15 mg/dl of YSI results at glucose concentrations <75 mg/dl and ±20% at glucose concentrations ≥75 mg/dl). Additionally, 96.7% of results were accurate according to more stringent criteria (±15 mg/dl of YSI results for glucose concentrations <100 mg/dl and ±15% for glucose concentrations ≥100 mg/dl). Error grid analysis showed that 99.3% and 0.7% of results were within zones A and B, respectively.
Conclusion: The CONTOUR BGMS exceeded both the minimum acceptable accuracy based on ISO 15197:2003 and the more stringent accuracy criteria.
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