• US 20080086044A1
  • Filed: 03/26/2007
  • Published: 04/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for measuring a concentration of an analyte in of a host, the method comprising:

  • a) providing an analyte measuring system comprising a vascular access device, an analyte sensor configured measure an analyte concentration, and electronics operatively connected to the sensor and configured to generate a signal associated with the analyte concentration;

    wherein the analyte sensor is configured to reside within the vascular access device;

    b) placing the vascular access device and sensor in fluid communication with the circulatory system;

    c) passing a reference solution past the analyte sensor and measuring a signal associated with an analyte concentration of the reference solution; and

    d) drawing back a sample from the circulatory system and measuring a signal associated with the analyte concentration of the sample.

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