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What's the Difference Between Test Strip Box Colors?

What's the Difference Between Test Strip Box Colors?

Posted by Team Xeteor on Sep 19th 2018

Don't hate me because I'm white!  Many manufacturers make different versions of the same test strips for different sales channels.  Often the Retail box found in national chain pharmacies are blue or yellow and larger in size.  Boxes made for Mail-order, DME, or Institutional sales channels are often white and smaller in size since they are mailed.

What's the difference?  Absolutely nothing other than the outside box color and price.  For consumers who are paying out of pocket for their test strips (no insurance, no medicare, no medicaid) there is no issue with buying alternative boxes.  Choosing these boxes will save you a lot of money.

We may carry the Retail Box also if we can find a good deal to pass on to our customers.

Retail Box Our Box Difference

OneTouch Verio 50 Test Strips

The white box is for the DME (Durable Medical Equipment) sales channel. The test strips are exactly the same, just the box is white instead of blue. The size of the DME box is also slightly smaller since it is usually mailed vs. found in a retail store.

Please NOTE: OneTouch is in the process of changing to a new green/yellow box with a new logo.  You will start seeing this box as the blue and white boxes are phased out.

OneTouch Ultra 50 Test Strips

The white box is for the Mail-Order (Pharmacy Benefits Managers) sales channel.  The test strips are exactly the same, just the box is white instead of blue. The size of the Mail-Order box is also slightly smaller since it is usually mailed vs. found in a retail store.

Abbott FreeStyle Lite 50 Test Strips

The white box is for the Institutional (Hospitals) sales channel.  The test strips are exactly the same, just the box is white instead of yellow.

We always show you the exact picture of the box you will receive, so if you prefer to buy the Retail box and pay a little more, you always have that option.  However, don't be afraid to go white!  The test strips are exactly the same.

Go White or Go Home! Start Shopping!