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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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