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Yet another question o_o

Discussion in 'Teens' started by NoName, May 31, 2008.

  1. NoName

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    So last year I went to a non-D camp.
    ((I forget the name >_<))
    But anyway,
    there was this girl that always wiped the blood off her finger,
    like, okay,
    she would prick her finger,
    get blood out,
    wipe that blood,
    then get more blood out
    and test with the second bit of blood.
    Is that necessary?
    Does anyone else do that?
     
  2. kierbabi09

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    i know someone who does this. but went i went to the endo's i asked him about it and he told me that you don't have to do ,so i don't...sometimes it's hard enough getting bloood without wiping it first...i just don't find it neccessary
     
  3. s0ccerfreak

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    i dont even wash my hands before testing anymore. If the result is strange i'll go wash my hands and retest
     
  4. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    if you go to donate blood, they'll do that when they're doing a finger prick test for your iron levels.
    It's not really necessary, but it does get you a slightly purer blood sample, in terms of not having the gunk or alcohol on your fingers mixed in, but it might have more of your non-blood stuff (interstitial fluid) when you squeeze more.
    I do it rarely.
     
  5. lulu

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    Hi, Or it could be because she has sugar on her finger and she does that to make sure she doesn't get in-accurate results? Just a guess, cause sugar or the finger is not fun! I have been like 100 points off before!! So I always wash my hands first!!

    Megan
     
  6. LadyBug

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    ditto there:eek:!
     
  7. someone

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    As long as your hands are clean, that's not necessary.
     
  8. sarah[:

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    same here.
    and ew... i wouldn't want to do that. it'd be like when you don't have enough blood, so you have to keep squeezing and it feels all weird.
     

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