Features and Benefits: Five Second Testing: Five-second testing allows you to get quick and accurate results of your blood glucose level. Touchable: The Accu-Chek Active diabetic test strips are touchable, to make checking your blood sugar level even easier. Small Sample Size: These test strips require only a tiny blood sample (1 microliter). Alternate Site Testing: For your convenience, the blood sample can even be obtained from alternative test sites such as the palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh, and calf. Alternative test sites cause less pain than repetitive testing on the same area. Capillary Action: The Accu-Chek blood sugar testing strips feature capillary action that automatically wicks blood onto the strip, making testing quicker and easier. Easy to Use: Testing your blood sugar level is easy with the Accu-Chek Active diabetes test strips. Simply insert a test strip into the meter until it clicks into place. Apply a small drop of blood onto the orange pad located near the tip of the test strip. The orange pad should face up and the arrows should point toward the meter.