Can we use syringe needles for doing finger blood sugar test?

Can we use syringe needles for doing finger blood sugar test?

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.

Dr. Sunil Dargar

MBBS, MD - Pathology & Microbiology. Has 38 years of experience. Pathologist in Jasola, Delhi and has an experience of 38 years in this field. Practices at Delhi ENT Multispecialty Hospital and Research Centre in Jasola, Delhi. Completed MBBS from Nagpur University in 1980 and MD - Pathology & Microbiology from Nagpur University in 1983. A member of Delhi Medical Council.

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