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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
Integrated sample acquisition and analyte measurement device
Application Number
14/452234
Publication Number
9017259 (B2)
Application Date
August 5, 2014
Publication Date
April 28, 2015
Inventor
Alan Charles Moses
Bagsvaerd
DK
John Bernard Buse
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Agent
Bozicevic Field & Francis
Brian E Davy
Edward J Baba
Assignee
Abbott Diabetes Care
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/1468
A61B 5/15
A61B 5/145
G01F 1/64
A61B 5/05
A61B 5/00
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