Tips on getting a good blood sample

Tips on getting a good blood sample

November 3, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Mister Mojo here, and we
are going be going through
some tips and tricks
on how to get a good sample every time.
Quite often when I’ve got cold hands,
I find it difficult to get a good sample.
So there’s a few things
that I do to make it easier.
One is washing your
hands under warm water.
That works really, really well.
Giving a good shaking
out before you start,
that can help as well.
One of my favorites to use though,
is what I call the pistol grip.
And that is basically,
you’re gonna grab your finger like this,
and you’re gonna squeeze
it for about 20 seconds.
This creates hyperstatic
pressure within the finger,
increasing the blood flow to it,
to make sure that you get
a really nice sample size.
So you pull the lancet,
get it ready to fire,
we’re gonna adjust that to
the middle setting for me,
because that’s for my skin size,
and we’ll press it, and if you notice,
you can’t even see the needle,
it moves so quick and fast.
We’ll do that one more time,
and we’ll see how we do.
So you press it on like that.
Go like that.
And as you can see, I need a bead of blood
about half the size of a matchstick head.
I will take out my ketone strip.
I’m gonna place it on there like that.
Oh, I got a nice amount
of blood on this one.
There we go.
I’ll wait till it shows that
code that matches the vial.
And in 10 seconds I will have my reading.
1.4, right in the zone.