1391728-A1 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 5 patents.

A diagnostic kit for measuring a characteristic of a fluid sample includes a test strip (e.g., a disposable blood glucose test strip) and device (e.g., a hand-held meter) for measuring a property (e.g., an optical or electrochemical property) of the test strip. The device also calculates, based on the measured property of the test strip, a characteristic (e.g., blood glucose concentration or INR) of a fluid sample applied to the test strip. Stored in a memory of the device are test strip calibration codes that represent geometric regions (e.g., polygonal or hexagonal geometric regions) of a multi-dimensional calibration parameter space. The test strip calibration codes and geometric regions are distributed across the multi-dimensional calibration parameter space such that a quantization error of assigning one of test strip calibration codes to the test strip is optimally reduced.; Also, a method for optimally associating test strip calibration codes to calibration parameters for use in such a diagnostic kit that includes first optimally distributing a plurality of test strip calibration codes and geometric regions represented thereby across a multi-dimensional calibration parameter space. The distribution is conducted such that a quantization error of assigning one of the test strip calibration codes to the test strip of the diagnostic kit is optimally reduced. The method also includes storing the distributed test strip calibration codes in a memory of the diagnostic kit.

Title
Method and apparatus for assigning calibration codes to diagnostic test strips on the basis of calibration parameters
Application Number
EP20030255154 20030820
Publication Number
1391728 (A1)
Application Date
August 20, 2003
Publication Date
February 25, 2004
Inventor
Aquino Maria
US
Poulos Darwin
US
Ohara Timothy J
US
Sharma Manoj K
US
Hayter Paul G
US
Assignee
Lifescan
US
IPC
G01N 33/49
G01N 33/487
G01N 33/543
G01N 33/487
G01N 33/48
G01N 33/543
G01N 33/487
G01N 33/48
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