Finger Prick

In clinic, we use finger prick blood tests to achieve a quick analysis of blood.

There are limitations to what we can test with this type of test.

More often we use it to test total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and ratios. We also use it to test blood glucose (sugar levels) and vitamin D deficiency.

The practitioner, sterilizes the area to needle with alcohol wipe. Then, pricks the skin with a sterile single use needle. Once the amount of blood is available (size of a lady bird or less), the practitioner collects it directly to a strip. In turn this strip goes to the machine and the practitioner starts the test. It takes a couple of minutes to know the results.

The practitioner will be in a position to give you advice of what to do afterwards to improve your levels, if required.


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