Frequently Asked Questions
No. The lancing device is designed and engineered for one-time use.
No. The lancing device is not designed and intended to be used for AST.
Yes. It is suitable for use with children under 1 year of age and neonates.
With children younger than 1-year of age, the capillary blood must be obtained from the heel. Obtaining blood must occur from the lateral areas of the sole.
The puncture must occur vertically to the sole. While obtaining blood, the child should be held with its foot vertically facing the floor. A site which has already been punctured must not be punctured a second time.
To improve blood flow at the heel before obtaining blood, you can carefully warm the heel, for example by wrapping it in a warm, moist cloth of a maximum 42 °C
The device should be disposed in accordance your facility’s disposal procedures.
The lancets (needles surrounded by the sterility cap) of the device are sterilized in a process called gamma irradiation which meets the international standards.