PTS Diagnostics Introduces A1CNow® SELFCHECK Analyzer
Medical device provides at-home A1c monitoring in less than 5 minutes
Indianapolis, IN– Sept. 3, 2014 – Consumers now have the ability to test their A1c from home in less than 5 minutes thanks to PTS Diagnostics’ introduction of the A1CNow SELFCHECK system.
A1CNow SELFCHECK is a consumer-friendly medical device that provides a fast, easy and accurate at-home testing method for obtaining HbA1c results. In just five minutes, people can get an idea of their 2- to 3-month average blood glucose control.
“The A1CNow SELFCHECK system is an important tool for diabetes management,” said James Anderson, MD, PTS Diagnostics’ medical director. “People with diabetes who desire an at-home monitoring system to measure their A1c between physician office visits now have a simple way to aid their self-management. Consumers can know that the A1CNow SELFCHECK system provides accuracy comparable to a certified laboratory method.1.”
Robert Huffstodt, President and CEO of PTS Diagnostics, commented that the consumer product is essentially the same as the A1CNow+ system used by medical professionals. “A1CNow systems are trusted by medical professionals across the country,” Huffstodt said. “The A1CNow SELFCHECK system uses a very small blood sample from a simple fingerstick. The system is affordable, fast, easy-to-use, and requires no maintenance.”
The A1CNow SELFCHECK system comes in a convenient 2-test pack with the items the consumer needs to complete both tests (monitor, test cartridges, fingerstick lancets and blood collectors.)
“A scientific study has demonstrated that just a 1 percentage point reduction in a patient’s A1c level may reduce their risk of complications by up to 40 percent2,” said Dr. Anderson. “Many doctors would agree that when a person with diabetes regularly monitors their A1c levels, they tend to pay closer attention to their diet and, often times, lower the average glucose level in the blood. By regularly monitoring their A1c, a patient can better manage their diabetes.”
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