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Safety Lancet McKesson Fixed Depth Lancet Blade 2.0 mm Depth 17 Gauge Push Button
- Features needle for finger / heel sample
- Single use only
- Not made with natural rubber latex
- Packaged: 100 Per Box
- Color: Yellow
- 17 Gauge Blade
- Depth Penetration: 2.0 mm
Manufacturer Name:McKesson Brand
Brand or Series:McKesson
Latex Free Indicator:Not Made with Natural Rubber Latex
Quantity Per Sell:2000
Type:Fixed Depth Lancet
Activation Type:Push ButtonDepth Settings:2.0 mm DepthIncision Type:BladeNeedle Gauge:17 GaugeSafety Feature:RetractableTarget Area:Fingertip / Heel
Browse our selection of efficient, quality and sterile lancing devices and blood lancets and get accurate blood sugar readings every time. Whether you prefer the popular One Touch Delica o the Accu Chek Fastclix lancet device, we have all your lancing needs here. To learn more about these unique products designed for diabetes management, read our helpful guide below.
What Are Blood Lancets for Diabetes?
Lancets are small, disposable and usually sterile medical implements that are equipped with a double-edged needle or blade, and are used to obtain small specimens of blood.
What Size Lancet Do I Need?
Lancets come in multiple size options, with each size indicating the length of the needle. The smaller the size (known as the gauge), the thicker the needle. For most people, a size 30 lancet will suffice to get a good finger prick. However, for those with thicker skin, a smaller size needle between 25 – 28 may be more effective as the thicker needle will work better with their skin. On the other hand, patients with very thin skin may prefer a 32 or 33 gauge lancet, as thinner needles cause less pain.
II. Lancet Devices
What is a Lancing Device?
Diabetics use lancet testing multiple times throughout the day in order to monitor their blood sugar levels. The lancet device is loaded with a lancet and then used to perform a finger prick (also known as finger stick) to draw capillary blood for testing.
How do Lancing Devices Work?
Modern lancet devices are generally spring-loaded and are designed to push the lancet pin into the skin very quickly, before (almost instantaneously) retracting it back into the barrel. By doing this, lancing devices provide a small sampling of blood for testing while causing minimal pain. Since the whole process of pricking takes a millisecond, the nerves generally can’t process the impact fast enough to cause pain.
Lancet Device Setting
Before using your lancing device for the first time, set the depth penetration, which can be set to any number from 0 – 10 (exact depth options vary by product), to indicate how deep into the finger the needle should go.
For those with very thin skin, especially patients on corticosteroids or have skin that bruises easily, less depth penetration is preferable. Individuals with thick skin will need the needle to plunge deeper to avoid grazing the finger without retaining a sufficient blood sample.
While your user’s manual should be consulted for exact setting instructions, the following chart will give you a basic idea of the depth setting you may need.