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A blood sampling apparatus for sampling blood from the skin of a patient for analysis. The apparatus includes a cartridge and a housing with a driver. The cartridge has a cartridge case, lancet, and a compartment associated with the cartridge case for receiving blood. The lancet is housed in the cartridge case and operatively connected thereto such that it is drivable to extend outside the cartridge case through a lancing opening for lancing the skin to yield blood. The housing has a driver for urging the lancet to extend outside the cartridge case. During lancing, the cartridge is preferably detachably held in the housing such that the cartridge can be disassociated from the driver after sampling blood.

Title
Integrated system and method for sampling blood and analysis
Application Number
8/985307
Publication Number
5971941
Application Date
December 4, 1997
Publication Date
October 26, 1999
Inventor
Paul Lum
Los Altos
CA, US
David A King
Menlo Park
CA, US
Leslie Anne Leonard
Portola
CA, US
Dominique Freeman
Pascadero
CA, US
Michael Greenstein
Los Altos
CA, US
Tad Decatur Simons
Palo Alto
CA, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Company
CA, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
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