What are lancets?>

A lancet is a small medical tool used for puncturing the skin in order to get capillary blood samples. These blood samples can be used for blood glucose testing.>
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What does triple-beveled mean?>

A bevel is the angled surface formed on the tube when sharpened to make a needlepoint. Our needle tips are specially designed to cause the least amount of pain while also drawing a small amount of blood by controlling the puncture depth and angle of penetration.>
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What are the types of lancets available at Care Touch?>

We offer an assortment of lancets such as twist-top lancets, multi-color twist-top lancets, and safety lancets. Each type of lancet has a triple-beveled needle tip.>
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What is the difference between a safety lancet and a normal lancet?>

A regular lancet requires a lancing device to prick the skin. The safety lancet is a single-use and quick alternative, that allows for diabetes testing on the go without the need for a lancing device.>
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Can I use a regular lancet without a lancing device?>

In order to prevent pain and discomfort, regular lancets should only be used with a lancing device.>
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Do these lancets work with my “x” lancing device?>

Our lancets are compatible with most generic lancing devices.>
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Can I reuse these lancets?>

No. We strongly recommend disposing of the lancets after use as they are designed to be single-use for sterility and hygienic purposes. Also, 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.>
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Can I bring my lancets aboard a plane?>

Yes. It’s okay to bring lancets for blood testing on board as long as they’re covered and labeled clearly. TSA recommends that you keep your lancets in its original packaging.>
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How do I properly dispose of lancets?>

To help avoid HIV (AIDS), HBV (Hepatitis), and other infectious diseases due to accidental needle sticks, follow standard infection control precautions as specified by the CDC or local equivalent. All syringes and needles are to be disposed of according to local guidelines. Click here for more information on CDC’s disposal guidelines.>
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What does pressure-activated mean?>

In order for the needle to puncture, it will need to be firmly pressed on the testing site. The pressure activation gives it another layer of safety and prevents accidental discharge of the needle.>
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Are the lancets sold with a lancing device?>

Yes. We have a lancing device that comes with twist-top lancets, that are either plain or multi-color.