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Is the lancet needle safe to use?

I used my biosure test yesterday (my result was negative) and I’m quite concerned about my finger, after using the lancet I struggled to get the right amount of blood out of my finger so I had to squeeze it quite a bit, I woke up today and my finger is slightly black/blue at the top and painful, is this likely just bruising and nothing more serious? Is the needle definitely clean/safe to use? Thanks

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 14th December 2018

Hi Sammy. I believe your finger will be sore due to you having to squeeze it for more blood. The BioSure lancet is a paediatric lancet, therefore it only makes a tiny hole in the skin - about 1mm deep, this could be why you needed to squeeze your finger. It is also a single use lancet which means once it has been used/clicked it cannot be reused and is completely sterile and safe to use. I hope this helps put your mind at rest. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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