Sterile option for glucose testing available

Test Strips
Test Strips

The FreeStyle Precision Pro system from Abbott allows providers to test blood glucose levels with individually-wrapped test strips, the company said.

Blood glucose testing is a common test, and contamination of the strips can put residents at risk for colds, flu or staph infections, Abbott noted. The system has a replaceable test strip port that allows users to remove the used strip and replace it with a new strip every time they perform the test.

While the product was approved by the FDA in 2013, Abbott is rolling it out across the country now.