Synchronized analyte testing system

  • US 7,347,973 B2
  • Filed: 04/04/2003
  • Issued: 03/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A portable medical analyzer kit, comprising:

  • a sampler configured to puncture tissue;

    a test strip comprising a test pad and at least one channel to transport the body fluid to the test pad, wherein the channel is configured to receive the body fluid from the tissue punctured with the sampler;

    a testing instrument comprising a sensor positioned to read the test strip when the test strip is docked with the testing instrument, the testing instrument including a microprocessor and memory;

    a modem adapted to communicate information from the testing instrument to a remote processing unit;

    a calibration chip configured to provide lot specific calibration information about the test strip to the testing instrument, the calibration chip being detachably connectable to the testing instrument at a location that is separate from the test strip; and

    wherein the calibration chip has a counter configured to limit the testing instrument to perform only a specific number of tests that correspond to the number of test strips supplied in the kit.

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