No more finger sticks

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Do I have to prick my finger for a blood sample?

No more finger sticks

There is a new monitor on the market called Atlast, which has an integrated lancet inside of it. You do not prick your finger, but your forearm or other alternate sites. The forearm has less nerve endings in it that the finger tip does, therefore reducing the discomfort--making this a good choice for the pediatric population. Disadvantages include higher cost of the lancets and some red markings that usually appear on the forearm.

   

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