What does gauge mean for a diabetic lancet?

Answer:

Diabetic lancets which are used for blood sampling are available in different gauges. The gauge of the lancet refers width of the metal point. The higher the gauge, the smaller the perforation (cut) the lancet makes. Usually a higher-gauge lancet is less painful to use, but it may be harder to get an adequate amount of blood with a higher-gauge lancet.


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