- Features an ergonomic design that ensures maximum handling and grip control;
- High puncture accuracy as it covers only a small area at the contact point. This improves visibility of the puncture site;
- The sensitivity and specificity are fully validated and currently fulfill the basic requirements of rapid diagnostic tests;
- They are available, affordable, and usable as a point of care devices.
We recommend obtaining capillary blood from the sides of the fingertips as these areas are the least sensitive to pain. Ensure that you wash your hands with warm water and soap before obtaining blood. In addition, make sure to dry your hands thoroughly to reduce contamination of the puncture site and to stimulate blood flow.
Before using the Blood Lancet, carefully disinfect the selected puncture site, and ensure it is completely dry. Next, place the blood lancet firmly against the selected puncture site and press the release button.
Once the lancet is released and penetrates the skin, try to massage the finger in the direction of the fingertip to encourage a blood drop to form. Remember that the amount of blood that emerges depends on the penetration depth and the pressure used to hold the blood lancet against the skin.
- Always use a new lancet when you obtain blood. This reduces the risk of infection and ensures the procedure of obtaining blood remains painless;
- Keep the blood lancet with all it’s relative components away from the reach of children under the age of 3 years. There is a high risk of suffocation in children if small parts of the medical device are swallowed;
- If the blood lancet is being operated by a second person, the said person must wear protective gloves for all the steps when providing medical assistance.