Take one test strip from the container. Insert the test strip, with the orange pad facing up into the meter. Make sure the code on the meter matches the code on the test strip container. When you see the flashing blood drop hold the lancet device against the side of your fingertip and press the release button. Gently squeeze your fingertip to get a drop of blood. Place fingertip and blood drop on the center of the square orange pad. An hourglass symbol will appear on the screen and then the test result will appear.