Accu-Chek Softclix Plus User Manual
Comfort Dial with Depth Selection –
This shows the number of the setting on the Comfort Dial
Plunger (3 functions: priming,
firing, and releasing of lancet)
Instructions for Use
The ACCU‑CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device uses ACCU‑CHEK Softclix
lancets to obtain a drop of blood from the fingertip. The penetration
depth can be selected to match any type of skin.
This cap is for fingertip testing only.
The clear cap is for testing on sites other than
the fingertip. Do not use the clear cap for fingertip
Note: The ACCU‑CHEK Softclix Plus cap was not designed to be
replaced after each use. The ACCU‑CHEK Softclix Plus lancing
device is intended for use by a single person and is not suitable
for testing multiple persons due to the risk of infections.
Selecting the Depth
The depth on the ACCU‑CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device may be
adjusted by turning the Comfort Dial. The current depth selection is
shown in the center of the depth indicator window.
You can find the depth indicator window as a semi‑circular cutout on
The ACCU‑CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device offers 11 depth settings.
The settings are shown in the depth indicator window by the numbers
1 to 5 with additional levels marked with dots to enable you to
precisely adjust to your individual skin type. The higher the number
visible in the Comfort Dial, the greater the depth setting.
Note: If you are using the ACCU‑CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device for
the first time, start by selecting 1 or 2 to see if the amount of blood
obtained is enough to perform a test. If your skin is calloused or thick,
you may need to try a higher setting.
To select the desired depth setting, turn
the Comfort Dial so that the desired setting
is in the center of the depth indicator
Select a new depth setting by turning the
Comfort Dial. The cap will snap into a new
position, preventing any accidental change
of the depth setting.
Performing a Fingerstick
Remove the colored cap of the lancing
device by using your thumb and finger to
pull on the recessed area. If there is
already a lancet in the device, remove it by
holding the lancing device so that the
lancet points downward and pressing the
plunger. Refer to the section called
“Removing the Lancet”.
Firmly insert a new ACCU‑CHEK Softclix lancet in the lancet holder
until it snaps into place.
Twist the protective cap on the
lancet several times and pull gently to
Snap on the colored cap after lining
up the notches. The cap snaps
easily into place.
Select the desired depth setting as instructed in the section
“Selecting the Depth”. Then, press the plunger on the end of
the lancing device all the way down until it stops, like a pen.
The lancing device is now ready for use.
Now, wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. Also warm the
fingers to increase blood flow. If you are using alcohol wipes,
make sure your finger is completely dry before continuing.
Grasp your finger near the area to be pricked and gently massage
for three seconds.
Hold the lancing device firmly against the
side of your fingertip, then press and
release the plunger. Gently squeeze your
fingertip to get a small drop of blood.
The best place to test on the fingertip is the
side, because it has the best blood supply, yet
allows for the least painful fingerstick. Any finger may be used for a
Touch and hold the blood drop to the black notch on the end of
the ACCU‑CHEK Compact test strip. (Consult the section “Running
a Blood Sugar Test with Blood from Your Fingertip” of your
ACCU‑CHEK Compact Plus system’s owner’s booklet to learn
0 Immediately remove used lancet. To avoid accidental injury, do not
store lancet in device.
Removing the Lancet
To remove the lancet, pull off the cap of
the ACCU‑CHEK Softclix Plus lancing
Hold the meter so the lancet points
downward. Press the plunger to release
the lancet into a puncture‑proof container.
Always dispose in accordance with the
To avoid infection, use a new lancet each time you perform a
Remember, you can use your lancing device attached to or detached
from the ACCU‑CHEK Compact Plus meter.
To remove lancing device, slide and hold
down on the release button and, at the
same time, pull down on the lancing
device to remove it from the meter.
Attach the lancing device by lining up the
notches and sliding it until it locks into
place. The lancing device locks easily into
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