Method and apparatus for improving fluidic flow and sample capture

  • US 20140100483A1
  • Filed: 12/10/2013
  • Published: 04/10/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A body fluid sampling device for use on a patient, comprising:

  • a cartridge;

    at least one penetrating member positioned in the cartridge;

    a sample port for receiving a body fluid in response to a puncturing event by the at least one penetrating member;

    a sample chamber;

    a channel coupled to the sample port and the sample chamber, at least a portion of the channel being a capillary channel positioned adjacent to the sample chamber; and

    a mesh membrane positioned in the channel and at the sample port or adjacent to the sample port to guide a flow of the body fluid through at least a portion of the capillary channel with the mesh providing that the body fluid contacts the channel regardless of an orientation of body fluid sampling device.

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