Asked by: Venka Paulissenmedical health diabetes
Are lancets interchangeable?
Last Updated: 8th January, 2020
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In respect to this, can I use lancets more than once?
FAQ Answer: We strongly recommend the use of a new, sterile lancet every time you test. The tip of a new needle is sharp and precisely formed to ensure gentle lancing, but the tip can become dull or bent if used more than once. What's more, a new lancet is sterile and hygienic.
Secondly, what size lancets do I need? Lancets for blood sampling are available in different gauges, which refer to the width of the metal point. The higher the gauge, the smaller the perforation the lancet makes. For example, a 23-gauge lancet makes a larger hole in your skin than a 30-gauge lancet does.
Also know, do lancets come in different sizes?
Nowadays there different sizes of lancets that depend on the diameter or thickness of the tip and its length, which will cause the lancet to make a puncture more or less thick and long, respectively. The higher the value in mm, the thicker the puncture performed by the lancet.
How do I put Lancet into lancing device?
Insert a sterile Lancet into the lancing device: Insert the lancet into the holder and push in firmly. Twist the protective disk until it separates from the lancet and save the disk for helping with safe lancet disposal later.. Do not twist the lancet. You may need to straighten the lancet manually.