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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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If your glucose alerts and readings do not match your symptoms or expectations, you should obtain a finger stick.
We believe that a calibration process requiring only three finger stick measurements, takes less than thirty minutes and still valid for six months is a major breakthrough for non-invasive glucose monitoring.
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Strauss added that some patients may find the oral blood sampling in a dentist's office to be less invasive than finger stick sampling.
Our continuous glucose monitoring technology is designed to replace finger stick blood tests, not be adjunctive," said Mark A.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the operator of the largest non-government HIV testing program in California, today praised the California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signing Assembly Bill 221, legislation which updates and streamlines the training of counselors for rapid HIV testing by exempting persons administering finger stick rapid HIV tests from the requirement for certification as a limited phlebotomy technician (LPT).
We feel this invention will be useful if the finger stick becomes commonplace in broad-based blood analytics.
With this new technology and the ease-of-use it offers, we are expanding access to the PreDx test from the 25% of clinicians with in-office phlebotomy to the 88% of primary care practices that routinely perform finger stick tests.
The tests that are performed require only a simple finger stick, and the lightweight design is compact and easy to use.
A simple finger stick collects the sample for this test.
As with PreDx venous, performance of the PreDx Finger Stick is also statistically significantly better than fasting glucose alone for predicting the development of type 2 diabetes.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on oral fluid, finger stick or venipuncture whole blood, and plasma specimens.