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A sampling device for sampling body fluid includes a lancet for making an incision, a capillary tube for drawing-up body fluid from the incision, and a test strip affixed to an upper end of the capillary tube for receiving the fluid. An absorbent pad can be disposed between the test strip and capillary tube for spreading-out the fluid being transferred to the test strip. An on-site analyzer such as an optical analyzer and/or an electrochemical analyzer can be mounted in the device for analyzing the fluid. Alternatively, a test strip can be slid through a slot formed in the bottom end of the device so that by passing the device against the skin after an incision has been formed, the test strip will directly contact body fluid emanating from the incision.

Title
Methods and apparatus for sampling and analyzing body fluid
Application Number
858042
Publication Number
6099484
Application Date
April 23, 1999
Publication Date
August 8, 2000
Inventor
Brent G Duchon
San Jose
CA, US
Ryszard Radwanski
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Jeffrey N Roe
San Ramon
CA, US
Joel S Douglas
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L
Assignee
Amira Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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