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The proper capillary sampling for CoaguChek XS

Updated: May 17, 2021


• clean the patient's finger with disinfectant and allow to dry

• make sure the patient's finger is warm to get a good flow of blood

• press the patient's finger and lance the side of a fingertip with the lancet

• gently massage the patient's finger until you get a drop of blood

• apply the first drop of blood from the finger

• important that you apply the blood drop to the test strip within 15 seconds

• applying blood after 15 seconds gives falsifyed result because the coagulation process starts


Only use this two fingers for capillary sampling if possible

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