Lancet device having capillary action

  • US 20050004494A1
  • Filed: 04/30/2004
  • Published: 01/06/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for sampling body fluid, comprising:

  • a) a main body defining a capillary channel;

    b) a lancet disposed within said capillary channel and defining an annular space between said lancet and said main body;

    c) wherein said lancet is selectively advancable and retractable; and

    , d) wherein said capillary channel is dimensioned to draw a body fluid into said annular space through capillary action.

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