Are the Center Health meters accurate?
Yes! The Center Health offers one of the world's most accurate test strip sensors.
We personally use Center Health meters to dose our own insulin every day, so we know there's no room for error when it comes to accuracy.
How are Center Health sensors able to achieve industry-leading results? Unlike normal test strips and CGMs which only use one sensor to measure blood sugar, every Center Health test strip has 2 sensors: a glucose sensor and a hematocrit sensor to measure the amount of plasma in your blood. This allows for hematocrit interference (which often causes older meters to be inaccurate) to be corrected for during the 5 second blood sugar test, which enable the Center Health meters to compute extremely accurate results.
All Center Health devices have been cleared by the FDA's latest 2017 blood glucose monitoring guidelines, and have an operating range of 20 mg/dL to 600 mg/dL (1.1mmol/L to 33.3 mmol/L) with a hematocrit range of 20-70%.
As cited in the Center Health meter's FDA approval, for glucose concentrations less than 75mg/dL, the Center Health sensor was within 15mg/dL of the YSI lab reference value 100% of the time, within 10mg/dL 98% of the time, and within 5mg/dL 42% of the time. For concentrations above 75mg/dL, the Center health meters were within 15% of the reference value 100% of the time, within 10% 95.5% of the time, and within 5% 52% of the time.
If you have any questions regarding accuracy, our friendly US-based Patient Support team is available to help. You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the chat box icon in the upper right corner of the app. We typically reply within a few business hours and are happy to also schedule a call with you at a time of your convenience if needed.
If you're ever concerned about the accuracy of your Center Health meter, we'll even send you a bottle of control solution to verify everything is working correctly for free.