Method and apparatus for lancet launching device integrated onto a blood-sampling cartridge

  • US 20070249962A1
  • Filed: 06/26/2007
  • Published: 10/25/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of sampling comprising of the steps of:

  • loading a disposable cartridge with an embedded lancet into a lancing device;

    placing a piece of skin on a surface of said cartridge;

    initiating a lancing cycle by prompting a sensor on said lancing device;

    activating a launcher;

    lancing said skin to obtain a blood sample;

    collecting said blood sample; and

    disposing said cartridge.

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