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finger stick

or fin·ger·stick (fĭng′gər-stĭk′)
n.
The drawing of blood from the fingertip, usually with a thin blade and a micropipette, for diagnostic testing.
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1] The traditional standard-of-care for glucose (blood sugar) monitoring has been a finger stick meter.
As a result of these improvements, the calibration process for the device, which previously required eight finger stick measurements as a reference and took approximately two and half hours to complete, now requires just three finger stick measurements and takes less than thirty minutes to complete.
Blood Tests at Home provides physicians and health care providers a collection kit with laboratory testing included, a service utilizing a four-drop finger stick blood sample collection process that offers painless, confidential, affordable and convenient way to aid with the identification of key risks factors in several conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
A single drop of blood is all it takes to get screened for diabetes, and you don't need to get a painful finger stick or go to the doctor's to be tested.
3 or greater in the oral sample corresponded to a finger stick reading of 6.
Based on SpectRx's biophotonic technology, the continuous glucose monitoring sensor, worn on top of the skin, offers the promise of allowing people with diabetes to continuously monitor their glucose levels without the pain and inconvenience of finger stick blood tests or implanting a sensor.
AB 221 (Portantino, D--Pasadena) Eliminates a Requirement that HIV Testing Counselors Using Finger Stick Rapid Tests be Trained as Limited Phlebotomy Technicians, a Costly and Outdated Barrier to Expanding Access to HIV Testing
The blood obtained is greater in volume and includes a system of management of capillary tubes and of obtaining refreshed capillary field blood that more closely approximates the diagnostic gold standard, venous blood, than traditional finger stick draws do.
Although several studies have indicated that hypotension can cause the CBG to differ from glucose measurements in venous blood, I am not aware that any of the studies investigated, whether repeated sampling from a finger stick, would yield results that agreed within acceptable limits.
Had he not been tested with a simple finger stick, who knows what would have happened?
AB 221 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).
and PHOENIX, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tethys Bioscience has announced that the PreDx test, a multi-biomarker blood test used for the stratification and monitoring of prediabetes patients, can now be performed using capillary blood collected via a simple finger stick procedure.