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Blood glucose meter readings may be
further from lab results than you think.

Industry standards have an acceptable error range of ±15%* between the meter reading and the lab reading on the same blood sample.

This means that your blood glucose meter reading could actually be 15% higher or 15% lower than the true value of the glucose in your blood.

CONTOUR® NEXT meters go above the industry standard by providing blood glucose readings that are within ±10% of the lab reading. This means that the reading you get from CONTOUR® NEXT meters will be closer to the lab results.

Why is accuracy important?


Accurate readings can help you make the right decisions when they matter most.

You depend on your meter to help you make important decisions with respect to blood glucose management. For example, you might rely on your meter to:

  • Allow you to make more accurate insulin dosing decisions
  • Tell you if your blood glucose is too low (hypoglycemia), too high (hyperglycemia) or just right
  • Help you make decisions about your food, activity and medications

To have confidence that you are making the right decisions based on accurate readings, you need the values on your meter to reflect your actual blood glucose as closely as possible. A reading that is off by 15% vs. a reading that is off by only 10% could mean that you inject too much insulin or eat too little carbohydrates, which could put you at risk for a hypoglycemic episode.

Highly accurate readings, such as those provided by the CONTOUR® NEXT meters, can help you make the right decisions when they matter most.

Accuracy you can trust


  • Highly accurate blood glucose readings that are within ±10% of the lab reading
  • Second-Chance® sampling lets you apply more blood to the same strip if you didn’t get enough the first time, helping to prevent wasted strips without compromising accuracy
  • Fast, 5-second countdown with small sample size –0.6 µL
Second Chance Sampling

Learn more about second-chance® sampling


Second-Chance® sampling lets you apply more blood to the same strip if you didn’t get enough the first time, helping to prevent wasted strips.

No Coding

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Coding is an adjustment made to the meter's electronic system to make sure the meter matches the blood glucose test strips and to ensure an accurate reading for every test.

All CONTOUR® meters feature the No Coding technology. This means they code automatically the second you insert the test strip. You don’t have to do any manual coding. No Coding technology helps ensure accurate readings, so you and your healthcare team can confidently make decisions and properly manage your diabetes.

How does your meter compare?

See how CONTOUR® meters compare to other blood-glucose meters.

Using CONTOUR® Next EZ

Three easy steps

CONTOUR® NEXT EZ blood glucose meter is easy to use straight out of the box:

  • Step #1
    Step 1
    Insert the grey end of a CONTOUR® NEXT test strip into the meter.
  • Step #2
    Step 2
    Lightly touch the test strip to the drop of blood and hold until the meter beeps.
  • Step #3
    Step 3
    The test result will display after a 5-second countdown. To turn the meter off, simply remove the test strip.


Getting started

Doing a blood glucose test with CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meter is as easy as 1-2-3. You don't even need to use a computer.

Quality control solution

CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meter uses CONTOUR® NEXT control solution. Click here to order CONTOUR® NEXT control solution free of charge. Alternatively, you can visit or call Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support at 1-800-268-7200.

Test strips

CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meter uses CONTOUR® NEXT test strips, available by prescription. It is not compatible with the original CONTOUR® test strips.

Always keep the test strips in the original bottle and tightly close the bottle immediately after removing a test strip. The bottle is designed to keep the test strips dry. Exposure to room humidity from leaving the bottle open or not storing them in the original bottle can damage your test strips and cause inaccurate results.

Do not drop blood directly on the flat surface of the test strip. Your test strip is designed to easily "sip" the blood into the sample tip.

Check the expiry dates on your test strips and control solution to help ensure accurate results. Never use expired test strips or strips that have already been used. CONTOUR® NEXT test strips have Second-Chance® sampling, allowing blood to be reapplied to the same test strip if necessary during a test. You should always discard a used test strip.


Viewing your testing trends can tell you the average of your test results in a certain time period, which can give you an idea of your overall control for that time. The Trends screen also shows you how many results were above, below and within your target range.

You can choose to view your 7-, 14-, or 30-day averages if your meter is set up in Advanced Mode only. If Advanced Mode is OFF, the only averages that will display are the 7-day Hi and Lo, and the 14-day results.


The Logbook can hold a maximum of 480 results. You cannot delete results from the meter memory, but when the maximum number of results is reached, the oldest entry is automatically deleted, so you always have the most recent test results stored.


Set a Reminder on CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meter to remind you to test − any time, anywhere.

Certain error messages and the Reminder alarm will override the Sound Off setting, so you can still hear Reminders when the sound is switched off.

Performing a control test

You may wish to perform a control test if:

  • You are using your meter for the first time
  • You want to check that you are testing correctly
  • You leave the test strip port open for an extended period of
  • You think your meter may not be working properly

Always use CONTOUR® NEXT control solution. To order CONTOUR® NEXT control solution, free of charge, click here or callAscensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support at 1-800-268-7200.

Sharing your results

You can print your reports (to take to your appointment) or download a PDF (to e-mail to your healthcare professional) using GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE. You can also choose to upload your reports to your personal MyReports area of the ContourCare website. You can then log into the site and view your reports from any internet compatible smartphone or tablet.

Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support

If you have any additional questions about CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meter or GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE software, please call the Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support at: 1-800-268-7200. We are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Monday to Saturday. You can also contact us via email at:

Always have your meter and test strips available when calling the Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support.


    Learn about Contour Next test strips

    CONTOUR® NEXT test strips can be used with CONTOUR® NEXT, CONTOUR® NEXT USB, CONTOUR® NEXT LINK and CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meters.

    CONTOUR® NEXT meters and test strip provide a powerful combination designed for remarkable accuracy.

    Learn more about CONTOUR® NEXT test strips
Meter Accessories

Looking for accessories for your CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meter?

As a ContourCare member you have access to several valuable accessories for your meter, including wallets and wall chargers


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Product Support

All CONTOUR® meters come with a warranty that ranges from 5 years to a lifetime.


* Current regulation based on Health Canada recognized ISO 15197:2013 standard requires results within ±15% range, specifically: ≥95% of results must fall within ±0.83 mmol/L for blood glucose concentrations <5.6 mmol/L and within ±15% for blood glucose concentrations ≥5.6 mmol/L.
CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meter meets ±10% accuracy vs. laboratory method, specifically: 98.1% of results within ±10% for blood glucose concentrations ≥5.6 mmol/L, and 99.4% of results within ±0.56 mmol/L accuracy vs. laboratory method for blood glucose concentrations <5.6 mmol/L.