Sampling module device and method

  • US 8,641,643 B2
  • Filed: 04/27/2006
  • Issued: 02/04/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A sampling module, comprising:

  • a module body portion that includes a lancet channel;

    a lancet with a sharpened distal tip and shaft portion which is slidably disposed within the lancet channel to provide for a lancet to travel in a linear axial movement;

    a sterility barrier that is pierceable by the lancet; and

    a sample chamber in fluid communication with a sample input port of the module body portion wherein the sample chamber has a volume no greater than 1 microliter.

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