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  • noun An act of pricking one's finger, generally for the purpose of drawing a tiny amount of blood.
  • noun The wound created by such an act.


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finger +‎ prick


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  • Tests such as fingerprick and urine tests are unable, to provide conclusive evidence, to substantiate whether you have diabetes.

    xml's 2008

  • The test itself takes about 10 minutes with a simple blood draw from a fingerprick.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2005

  • What I found, as a medical doctor, was that the blood spot testing from capillary fingerprick gave more definitive results for my most difficult thyroid cases. Thyroid Disease 2009

  • Recently, Dr. Shames told me that he is increasingly relying on specialized capillary fingerprick / blood spot testing for thyroid levels, rather than the traditional thyroid blood tests and analysis done by most laboratories. Thyroid Disease 2009

  • All needles and fingerprick lancets are new, sterile and only used once.

    Muti 2009

  • Although urine and fingerprick tests can detect if your blood glucose level is high, the results can be guaranteed without having one of several blood tests done in a laboratory to be completely sure either way: two of the more recognized tests are the fasting blood sugar test and, if necessary, the oral glucose tolerance test.

    xml's 2008

  • "We are aiming to measure 100 proteins per fingerprick within a year or so.

    innovations-report 2008


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