In this video, Dr. Sunil Dargar, MBBS, MD, Pathologist, New Delhi, will discuss whether we can use syringe needle for doing finger blood sugar test? Many a times, the laboratories faces the dilemma whether to do a blood sugar test by a finger prick or if lancet is not available then can we use a syringe needle. The answer to this question is No. Dr. Dargar informs it is not a feasible and preferred choice because capillary blood is required for testing which can be achieved only by a lancet. He will also explain the reason as to why only lancet is used and not the syringe needle. Thus, for accurate results lancet is the preferred choice.