Contour Next test strips: What to know

Contour Next test strips

Please note that the author of this article has not tested this product. All information is purely research-based.

A person can only use Contour Next test strips with the company’s own range of blood glucose monitors. The strips are disposable and single-use.Contour Next says that its strips are high quality and its monitors are reliable, checking each sample seven times to ensure the accuracy of the reading.

Contour Next test strips: What to know

These strips require a small blood sample, of 0.6 microliters, and they allow for second-chance sampling, meaning that a person can add blood if there is not enough in a sample. This may help prevent waste and save money in the long run.

The company recommends storing these strips in their original containers and at temperatures of 41–86°F (5–30°C). If a person moves the strips into an environment with a significantly different temperature, they should wait 20 minutes before using them.

A person can buy these testing strips over the counter, often in packs of 20 or 100 strips, at many pharmacies and stores such as Walmart.

Contour Next test strips are eligible for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

People put money into FSAs that they can then spend on healthcare products. A person does not pay tax on these funds, and their employer usually manages the account.

An HSA is similar, but the person manages the account, rather than their employer.