needle-free blood testing

needle-free blood testing

The use of a low-power (800 mJ, 300 µsec) laser (e.g., erbium:YAG) to vapourise a small hole in the epidermis, allowing one to obtain a minute amount of capillary blood for performing simple lab tests—e.g., serum glucose, sodium, etc.
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needle-free blood testing

Lab medicine The use of a low-power–800 mJ, 300 µsec laser–eg, erbium-YAG to vaporize a small hole through the epidermis, allowing obtention of a minute amount of capillary blood for performing simple lab tests–eg, serum glucose, sodium etc
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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