In medicine, some blood tests are conducted on capillary blood obtained by fingerstick (or Fingersticks are routine for hardy adults, but are generally performed on children and the elderly only if a small amount of blood suffices for needed.
However, blood volumes increased with the lancet penetration and depth. and neonatal patients; instead, use alcohol, as stated in the instructions for adults.
Hold the finger in an upward position and lance the palm-side surface of the finger with proper-size lancet (adult/child). Press firmly on the finger when making .
self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) using finger-stick blood samples, test strips, and . Managing adults with diabetes in hospital during an acute illness.