Health & Medical Diabetes

What Are Lancet Devices and Lancets?

A Lancet in medical terms refers to a surgical knife with a short, wide, pointed double-edged blade, used especially for making punctures and small incisions.
It is typically disposable.
In many case, it is universal and can be used with any kind of Lancet Device.
A Lancet Device (also know as a Lancing Device) is a medical device that holds the lancet firmly in place.
When the user triggers the device, the latter will move ahead in a linear way to prick against any skin or surface in a controlled manner.
Purpose Of Lancing Device And Lancet When Doing A Blood Glucose Test : Lancing device and lancet are typically used in blood glucose monitoring to draw out a small amount of blood sample from the patient for testing of glucose level.
The blood sample will be dropped onto a test strip and inserted into a blood glucose meter for result.
How To Choose A Good Lancing Device : * Comfort level (some lancing devices allow you to adjust the depth which the lancet goes into your skin.
Pick one that provides different levels of depth so that the process can be less painful.
) * Ease Of Use (pick one that has ease of adjustment setting and ease of triggering to release the lancet) * Safe To Use (pick one that does not expose the lancet for safety purpose) Important : Do not recycle a lancet.
Always remember to insert a new one before you use the lancing device and dispose it immediately after each use for safety purpose.

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