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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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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 27th October 2021

Hi Concerned04, The lancet needle is enclosed within the lancet casing and can only be fired once. This prevents contamination of the lancet needle and being single-use ensures that no one can tamper with the lancet or needle itself. Every lancet is sterilised before it is sealed within the test pouch. It would be very hard for someone to tamper with the lancet but it may have accidentally been fired when you opened the pouch or may have had a faulty firing mechanism which means that the needle did not fire upon use. If you were unable to collect blood due to lancet failure, please email and we would be happy to provide you with a replacement. Thank you. All the best, Becky.

 Used on 25th October 2021

Hi, im a bit concerned, i pressed the safety lancet firmly on my finger and there was no click or prick, it didnt work, what is the possibility it could it be faulty? or used before?

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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