Method and device for sampling and analyzing interstitial fluid and whole blood samples

  • US 20070017805A1
  • Filed: 06/30/2006
  • Published: 01/25/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2000
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A fluid sampling device, the device comprising a test strip, wherein the test strip comprises:

  • (a) an upper surface;

    (b) a lower surface;

    (c) an analysis chamber defined between the upper surface and the lower surface, wherein the analysis chamber comprises a proximal end and a distal end, a first analysis chamber wall, a second analysis chamber wall, a volume, a working electrode and a counter and/or reference electrode;

    (d) an opening for admitting a sample comprising an analyte to the analysis chamber;

    (e) an opening to the atmosphere on the distal end of the analysis chamber; and

    (f) an interface for communication with a meter, wherein the interface comprises conductive leads from the electrodes for obtaining an electrochemical measurement.

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