- 28G Universal soft twist sterile lancets
- Fits universal lancets all brands
- The lancets are 28G Single use ultra thin comfort tip
- Fine Guage, tri-bevel tip for virtually painless sampling.
- Consistent depth penetration.
Lancing is an essential part of successful diabetes management for many diabetics. Lancets are the small, sharp objects that are used to prick the skin.
This piercing of the skin allows you to draw a small drop of blood to the surface in order to test blood glucose levels using a blood glucose monitor and blood glucose test strips.
200 x 28G Sterile Lancets for Blood Diabetic/Glucose/Cholesterol Monitoring
Why do you ask if I am a diabetic?
Diabetics do not have to pay VAT on supplies for Diabetes. Some companies will require you to pay the full price including VAT and will leave you to fill out a long form to claim the VAT back. If you buy from us, you just need to confirm you are a diabetic from the drop down menu and you will be charged the price excluding VAT.
What is a gauge on a lancet?
Lancets for blood sampling are available in different gauges, which refer to the width of the metal point. The higher the gauge, the smaller the perforation the lancet makes. For example, a 23-gauge lancet makes a larger hole in your skin than a 30-gauge lancet does.
What is the difference between 23g, 28g and 30g?
It is the gauge or thickness of the lancet, the higher the number the thinner the lancet. So a 28G lancet will be thinner than a 23G. When considering which gauge is right for you it is important to consider how thick or calloused the skin of the testing site is.
How do you use a lancet?
Before you test your blood sugar, wash your hands and forearm (if applicable) thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry. Insert the lancet into the holder and push in firmly. Twist the protective disk until it separates from the lancet and save the disk for later use.
Are lancets universal?
In fact, it's the lancing device that makes the difference, not the lancets. Universal, generic lancets are often as sharp, thin, and easy-to-use as brand name lancets. The key is to find the universal lancet that fits you.