Comparative study of i-SENS glucometers in neonates using capillary blood samples

Ha Nui Kim, Soo Young Yoon

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The accuracy of point-of-care blood glucometers in the detection and evaluation of neonatal hypoglycemia is a concern. This study compared the performance of three i-SENS glucometers with that of the YSI 2300 STAT Plus Analyzer, which was used as a reference. The leftover neonatal capillary blood samples of 319 patients were used in this study. The evaluation process and accuracy performance criteria were based on the International Organization for Standardization 15197:2013 guidelines. The evaluation involved three i-SENS glucometers (BAROzen H Expert plus, CareSens PRO, and CareSens H Beat) and the ACCU-CHEK® Inform II glucometer. The accuracy evaluation yielded acceptable results as follows: a) 100 and 100% for BAROzen H Expert plus; 99.8 and 100% for CareSens PRO; 98.7%, and 97.2% for CareSens H Beat glucometers were within the range of ±0.8 mmol/L (15 mg/dL) and ±15% of the average reference values at glucose concentrations <5.55 mmol/L (100 mg/dL) and ≥5.55 mmol/L (100 mg/dL), respectively, and b) all estimated glucose values (100%) were within the zones A and B of Consensus Error Grid for all three i-SENS glucometers. There was good correlation between the glucose values estimated by the glucometers and the reference values (R>0.990). This study demonstrated that i-SENS glucometers exhibit acceptable performance and can be used as effective point-of-care devices in neonates.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • capillary blood glucose levels
  • hypoglycemia
  • i-SENS glucometers
  • neonatal care
  • neonates
  • point-of care blood glucometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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