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How to set up and use the Accu-Chek Performa meter

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Accu-Chek Performa

Item Description

This meter is the original Accu-Chek Performa meter – see the latest in the Accu-Chek Performa range here.


Accurate numbers help you to understand your diabetes and make informed lifestyle choices. That’s why Accu-Chek Performa has been designed to make extensive internal checks, giving you accurate results1,2, 3.

Product Manuals


Large LCD


5 seconds


Tiny: 0.6µL


59g with battery

Benefits and Features
  • Large, easy-to-read display
  • Used with easy-to-handle Accu-Chek Performa test strips
  • Tiny blood sample: only 0.6µL of blood required
  • Fast results in 5 seconds
  • Fast fill strip quickly absorbs blood sample
  • Set up to 4 pre- or post-meal alerts, so you never forget to monitor
  • Automatically turns on when you insert a test strip
  • Saves energy by turning off automatically when you’re finished testing
  • Proven accuracy 1,2


1. Freckmann, G., et al., J Diabetes Sci Technol 2012, 6(5):1060-75
2. ISO:15197: 2013
3. Accu-Chek Performa Test Strip Pack Insert, 2015

Additional Specifications
Serial number:

Unique serial number printed on a label on the device and stored in non-volatile memory 

Measuring time:

Approximately 5 seconds

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 6°C to 44°C (46°F to 111°F) 

Storage conditions:

-25°C to + 70°C without battery

-10°C to + 50°C with battery

Memory capacity:

Up to 500 total results, plus 20 control tests

Test averages:

7, 14,  and 30 days

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR) window


94 x 52 x 21 mm 


62 g with battery


Large LCD display with symbols 

Beep tone:

Yes (factory setting ON)


1 battery, 3V coin-cell type CR2032 


WARNING - KEEP BATTERIES OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If you suspect your child has swallowed or inserted a button (coin cell) battery immediately call the 24-hour Poisons Information Centre
on 13 11 26 for fast, expert advice.

Battery life:

Approximately 2,000 measurements

Auto power off:

After 2 minutes undisturbed with strip inserted, or if powered on but left undisturbed for 2 minutes

Auto power on:

with strip insertion

Underdosing detection:


Sample size:

0.6 µL

Measuring range:

10 mg/dL – 600 mg/dL
0.6 mmol/L – 33.3 mmol/L

Sample dosing:

Capillary fill function

Hematocrit range:

10 to 65%

Test strip stability:

18 months after production date; test strips remain stable up to expiry date printed on test strip vial, even after opening (test strip container must be closed tightly after each test strip is removed)

How to use the Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meter

Get results in 3 steps:

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. Apply your blood sample to the easy-to-see yellow window. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In approximately 5 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy-to-read display.