05714123 is referenced by 271 patents and cites 9 patents.

A modified blood glucose test strip reduces the risk of contamination when it is used with a blood glucose meter. The modified strip has adhered to its top surface a protective shield that is preferably cut from a sheet of transparent plastic. The shield permits access to the sample-receiving surface of the strip, but prevents contamination of the meter by the user, because it covers a part of the meter that adjoins the strip when the strip is installed in the meter. Similarly, the shield protects a user from contacting a potentially contaminated area of the meter. The modified strip finds particular advantage in a hospital or other setting where several persons may use the same meter.

Title
Protective shield for a blood glucose strip
Application Number
8/723040
Publication Number
5714123
Application Date
September 30, 1996
Publication Date
February 3, 1998
Inventor
Borzu Sohrab
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
James Riesenfeld
Assignee
Lifescan
CA, US
IPC
C12M 1/16
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