Consolidated body fluid testing device and method

  • US 6,840,912 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2002
  • Issued: 01/11/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A body fluid testing device comprising:

  • a body member, including a first end, a second end, and a hand engaging surface disposed between the first and second ends, a tissue penetrator carried by the body member, the tissue penetrator being axially movable between a retracted and an extended position, and including a biasing member for biasing the tissue penetrator into the extended position, a pressure inducing member carried by the body member, the pressure inducing member being capable of inducing pressure on a tissue site penetrated by the tissue penetrator for inducing an enhanced flow of fluid from a penetrated tissue site, a cleansing member carried by the body member for cleansing a body tissue site to be penetrated by the tissue penetrator, a test strip holder carried by the body member, and a test strip carried by the test strip holder, the test strip being capable of receiving a body fluid thereon and processing the body fluid into a form suitable for yielding test results relating to the content of the body fluid, wherein the cleansing member includes an aperture, and the tissue penetrator is disposed adjacent the first end of the body member and is extendable through the aperture in the cleansing member as the tissue penetrator moves from its retracted position to its axially extended position.

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