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Old 01-12-2009, 08:21 PM
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Default AlphaTrak Meter & Strip Pricing

Good price listed here: http://www.discountpetdrugs.com/alblgltest50.html

Slightly more expensive but still a pretty good price:
http://www.entirelypets.com/alphateststrip.html

Also

http://www.vetmedsrx.com/store/p/157...50-Strips.html



These sites generally also sell the meter itself.

http://medi-vetrx.com/AlphaTRAK-Bloo...source=froogle

http://www.discountpetdrugs.com/alglme1.html
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Default Freestyle Strips Used in AlphaTrak Meter

And I don't want to barge in on another conversation, but I use the Freestyle Lite strips in my AlphaTrak with super results. I have done many, many, many back to back tests with the Alphatrak strips and the Freestyle Lite strips (and usually 1 or 2 with ever new container I start). Sometimes with really high readings (>350ish) they would be a bit off, 20 or 30pts, but really, 320 or 350 or 380 isn't that big of an issue. Below 300, they've never been more than 10 points different.

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Default Freestyle Strips in AlphaTrak Meter

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Does this mean that you can use the Freestyle Lite strips in the Alphatrak? I was trying to find the original post to find out but just can't seem to find where it was.
Jan, I have not seen any difference between the AlphaTrak strips and the Freestyle Lite strips except in price! At higher levels (>350) there is some discrepancy (<50pts) but even two back to back tests with the same meter will not be the same every time. I do 2 checks with every new box of FreeStyle strips just to make sure they still match, and they always have. Just make sure your AlphaTrak meter is coded to "7" for dog (from the AlphaTrak box), but that never changes. I also have an Accuchek Aviva, which I like. It runs about 35% lower than the AlphaTrak, but it does have good precision.

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