Lancing devices are used to obtain samples of blood for glucose testing using a lancet.
A variety of lancets are on the market, the most common of which are automatic lancing devices.
What are automatic lancing devices?
Automatic lancing devices are the most common type of lancing device on the market, and are widely available and offered by a variety of manufacturers.
Automatic lancing devices work using a spring-loaded lancet released by a button. The patient using the device can set the lancet to a certain level of skin penetration using a lancet cover.
What are laser lancing devices?
Laser lancing devices are designed to perforate the skin in order to draw blood, much in the same way as an automatic lancing device.
A laser lancing device produces one pulse of laser, which makes a tiny hole in the skin.