SPIRIT Test Strips

Use with the First Canadian Health SPIRIT meters.

  • Easy and accurate testing – no coding required
  • Requires a very small sample of blood (0.5 micro-liters of blood)
  • Rapid test result in less than 5 seconds
  • Long shelf life (2-year expiry from date of manufacture)

How to Use

Preparing the lancing device
  1. Unscrew and remove the adjustable tip.
  2. Insert a new disposable lancet firmly into the carrier.
  3. Twist off and set aside the protective cover of the disposable lancet and replace the adjustable tip.
  4. Set the depth of penetration that you want to use; in thicker skin areas use a higher number; in thin sensitive skin areas use a lower number. Rotate the top portion of the adjustable tip until the setting number matches the arrow.
  5. Cock the lancing device by pulling on the sleeve until the device clicks.
Preparing the meter and test strip
  1. Wash your hands and the site from which the blood will be drawn.
  2. Gently insert the square end of the test strip into the meter port with its contact bars facing upwards. The (strip with blood drop) symbol should appear on the screen.
  3. Get a blood sample using your lancing device (see instructions above).
  4. Touch the pointed tip of the strip into the blood droplet on your finger, keeping the test strip vertical to the blood droplet, making sure the blood fills up the small window on the black side of the strip. Note: You only need a droplet the size of a pinhead.
  5. Once the blood sample has filled the confirmation window, the meter will beep. If the window hasn’t filled, an Er4 message will appear.
  6. The test result will appear after the meter counts down from 5 to 1. The result will automatically be stored in the meter’s memory.

Note: the test strip must be inserted into your meter before applying blood to the pointed end. The meter does not require any manual coding. First Canadian Health SPIRIT blood glucose test strips are for use only in First Canadian Health SPIRIT meters. You have about 2 minutes to complete the test.



Every 3 minutes someone in Canada is diagnosed with diabetes. Manitoba has one of the highest indigenous populations per capita in the country. With the prevalence of diabetes amongst our indigenous populations. We at Diabetes Canada could not be more pleased with Spirit Pharmaceutical’s commitment to reinvest in a Community Investment Strategy that gives back to the communities that need it the most. We look forward to this partnership so that together we are able to better service and support the indigenous population of Manitoba.
— Andrea Kwasnicki, Regional Director, Manitoba/Nunavut, Diabetes Canada