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A small collector bottle, with a precision-moulded top, allows capillary blood from a finger-prick to be automatically metered into a diluent for subsequent laboratory analysis. This device, which has been successfully used by patients to obtain full blood counts, glycosylated haemoglobin values and blood glucose measurements, may have wide application.

Original publication




Journal article


Ann Clin Biochem

Publication Date



22 ( Pt 2)


141 - 143


Blood Cell Count, Blood Glucose, Blood Specimen Collection, Capillaries, Equipment Design, Glycated Hemoglobin, Humans