What are the contraindications for the use of the blood glucose meter for blood glucose monitoring?
The patient has a needle phobia andprefers to have a urinalysis.
If the patient is in a critical care setting, staff will send venous samples to the laboratory for verification of blood glucose level.
If the machine hasn’t been calibrated
If peripheral circulation is impaired,collection of capillary blood is not advised as the results might not be a true reflection of the physiological blood glucose level.