Chief Investigator

Vernon Coffey


This SOP has been developed to describe the methodology for capillary blood sampling via finger-prick, for specific application to the Bond University CRN-AESS.

In this laboratory, blood sampling by finger-prick involves the use of an Accu-Chek® Safe-T-Pro Plus Lancet. Hygiene and site disinfection, site selection and quality control are priorities for this procedure, which can be optimised by strictly following this SOP.

With reference to analysis, this procedure is commonly used for lactate or glucose analysis through the use of Lactate Pro 2 or Accu-Chek® Glucometer, respectively. Blood may also be collected into capillary tubes for further analysis.


procedure, blood, collection, collecting, handling, processing, samples

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Research Methodology

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Bond University


Health Sciences and Medicine

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