There exists no universal, interdisciplinary standard for the teaching and practice of capillary blood glucose reagent strip testing, specifically with reference to the two aspects of the technique specified above.
Grazaitis and Sexson (1980:221-223) report a case involving a neonate in whom a heel stick capillary blood glucose concentration measured with a reagent strip and reflectance photometer was 1.
1987:408-409) attempted to isolate the exact biochemical mechanism of the previously reported erroneous effect of isopropyl alcohol on reagent test strips used for capillary blood glucose analysis.
The objectives of this study were to identify if any statistically significant difference existed between the capillary blood glucose concentrations of healthy volunteers tested using a commercially available capillary blood glucose reagent test strip and a reflectance photometer, comparing the results obtained (i) with and without the use of a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution to prepare the site of skin puncture and results obtained (ii) with and without alcohol using the first and second drops of blood.
It was also hypothesised that significant differences in capillary blood glucose reagent test strip results between samples collected using the first and second drops of blood would be found, independent of the effect of 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Likewise, the capillary blood glucose and cholesterol concentrations are not influenced by repetitive puncturing, and thus preanalytical variation attributable to altered circulation does not need to be considered.
In agreement with the findings in the microcirculation, capillary blood glucose and cholesterol analysis were not influenced by repetitive puncturing.
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