Patient-orientated metered capillary blood collection

Ann Clin Biochem. 1985 Mar;22 ( Pt 2):141-3. doi: 10.1177/000456328502200205.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Cell Count
  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Blood Specimen Collection / instrumentation*
  • Capillaries
  • Equipment Design
  • Glycated Hemoglobin / analysis
  • Humans


  • Blood Glucose
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A