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finger stick



The drawing of blood from the fingertip, usually with a thin blade and a micropipette, for diagnostic testing.

finger stick

the act of puncturing the tip of the finger to obtain a small sample of capillary blood. In some procedures the hand may be first immersed in warm water for 10 minutes to "arterialize" the capillary blood or give it characteristics similar to those of arterial blood.

Finger stick

A technique for collecting a very small amount of blood from the fingertip area.
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Blood center administrators and managers may ask, however, whether the sensitivity and accuracy of noninvasive methods are comparable to that of the fingerstick.
Each patient was asked to sign an informed consent waiver before enrolling in the study and receiving a fingerstick.
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While fingerstick readings using a traditional meter is the standard for monitoring blood sugar levels, the absence of continuous glucose data can be considered a hindrance to physicians in effectively evaluating and treating diabetes.
Using a fast three-step procedure and a single fingerstick drop of blood, a complete lipid profile, plus glucose and ALT, can be measured by the system in five minutes.
The hand-held INRatio System provides PT and INR (International Normalized Ratio) results using a small drop of blood from a fingerstick.
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