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- n. An act of pricking one's finger, generally for the purpose of drawing a tiny amount of blood.
- n. The wound created by such an act.
Tests such as fingerprick and urine tests are unable, to provide conclusive evidence, to substantiate whether you have diabetes.
The test itself takes about 10 minutes with a simple blood draw from a fingerprick.
What I found, as a medical doctor, was that the blood spot testing from capillary fingerprick gave more definitive results for my most difficult thyroid cases.
Recently, Dr. Shames told me that he is increasingly relying on specialized capillary fingerprick / blood spot testing for thyroid levels, rather than the traditional thyroid blood tests and analysis done by most laboratories.
All needles and fingerprick lancets are new, sterile and only used once.
Although urine and fingerprick tests can detect if your blood glucose level is high, the results can be guaranteed without having one of several blood tests done in a laboratory to be completely sure either way: two of the more recognized tests are the fasting blood sugar test and, if necessary, the oral glucose tolerance test.
"We are aiming to measure 100 proteins per fingerprick within a year or so.