06591125 is referenced by 999 patents and cites 81 patents.

A region of skin, other than the fingertips, is stimulated. After stimulation, an opening is created in the skin (e.g., by lancing the skin) to cause a flow of body fluid from the region. At least a portion of this body fluid is transported to a testing device where the concentration of analyte (e.g., glucose) in the body fluid is then determined. It is found that the stimulation of the skin provides results that are generally closer to the results of measurements from the fingertips, the traditional site for obtaining body fluid for analyte testing.

Title
Small volume in vitro analyte sensor with diffusible or non-leachable redox mediator
Application Number
9/604614
Publication Number
6591125 (B1)
Application Date
June 27, 2000
Publication Date
July 8, 2003
Inventor
Alan Charles Moses
Newton Centre
MA, US
John Bernard Buse
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
US
Assignee
TheraSense
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
View Original Source