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1. WO2020117709 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A COMBINED STRIP DETECTION AND HEATING SYSTEM IN AN ELECTROCHEMICAL TEST STRIP

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A system for testing for an analyte, the system comprising:

a test strip including:

a test strip detection conductor;

a first flow path, the first flow path including a heating area, the test strip detection conductor in the heating area, the test strip detection conductor configured to be activated to heat a sample in the heating area.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the test strip detection conductor is a gold resistive heating element.

3. The system of claim 2, wherein test strip further includes an e-gate, the e-gate in the first flow path, the e-gate separating the heating area from a detection area of the first flow path.

4. The system of claim 3, wherein the analyte is Hb AIC.

5. The system of claim 4, wherein the test strip further includes a second flow path, the second flow path including an interdigitated electrode for detecting hemoglobin.

6. The system of claim 5, further comprising a meter, which engages the test strip and is configured to detect the test strip via the test strip detection conductor.

7. The system of claim 6, wherein the meter configured to provide current to the test strip detection conductor and heat the sample in the heating area.

8. The system of claim 7, wherein the meter is configured to open the e-gate when the sample has reached a necessary temperature.

9. The system of claim 7, wherein the meter is configured to open the e-gate after the sample has undergone necessary digestion.

10. The system of claim 7, wherein the meter is configured to provide current to the test strip detection conductor until the sample has reached a necessary temperature.

11. The system of claim 7, wherein the meter is configured to provide current to the test strip detection conductor until the sample has undergone necessary digestion.

12. A method of heating a sample in a test strip, the method comprising:

providing a test strip;

applying a sample to the test strip;

slowing the flow of the sample in a heating area of a first flow path, a test strip detection conductor in the heating area;

heating the sample with the test strip detection conductor.

13. The method of claim 12, further comprising:

detecting insertion of the test strip into a meter using the test strip detection conductor.

14. The method of claim 13, wherein the detecting including the meter providing a current to the test strip detection conductor.

15. The method of claim 12, wherein the test strip detection conductor is a gold resistive heating element.

16. The method of claim 12, wherein test strip further includes an e-gate, the e-gate in the first flow path, the e-gate separating the heating area from a detection area of the first flow path.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein the analyte is Hb AIC.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein the test strip further includes a second flow path, the second flow path including an interdigitated electrode for detecting hemoglobin.

19. The method of claim 14, further comprising opening the e-gate when the sample has reached a necessary temperature.

20. The method of claim 14, further comprising opening the e-gate after the sample has undergone necessary digestion.

21. A system for testing for an analyte, the system comprising:

a test strip including:

a test strip detection conductor;

a first flow path, the first flow path including a heating area, the test strip detection conductor in the heating area, the test strip detection conductor configured to be activated to heat a sample in the heating area; wherein test strip includes an e-gate, the e-gate in the first flow path, the e-gate separating the heating area from a detection area of the first flow path and the test strip further includes a second flow path, the second flow path including an interdigitated electrode for detecting hemoglobin

a meter configured to provide current to the test strip detection conductor and heat the sample in the heating area; wherein the meter is configured to open the e-gate when the sample has reached a necessary temperature.