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Abstract An integrated analyte measurement system includes a housing and a disposable configured to be positioned in the housing.
A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable. A penetrating member driver is configured to be coupled to each of a penetrating member. A plurality of analyte sensors are positioned in the disposable.
The disposable houses both used and unused penetrating members and analyte sensors. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to lancing devices, and more particularly to an analyte sensor device that integrates sample generation, lancing with sample testing. Description of the Related Art Lancing devices are known in the medical health-care products industry for piercing the skin to produce blood for analysis.
Biochemical analysis of blood samples is a diagnostic tool for determining clinical information. Many point-of-care tests are performed using whole blood, the most common being monitoring diabetic blood glucose level. Other uses for this method include the analysis of oxygen and coagulation based on Prothrombin time measurement.
Typically, a drop of blood for this type of analysis is obtained by making a small incision in the fingertip, creating a small wound, which generates a small blood droplet on the surface of the skin.
Early methods of lancing included piercing or slicing the skin with a needle or razor. Current methods utilize lancing devices that contain a multitude of spring, cam and mass actuators to drive the lancet.
These include cantilever springs, diaphragms, coil springs, as well as gravity plumbs used to drive the lancet. Typically, the device is pre-cocked or the user cocks the device.
The device is held against the skin and the user, or pressure from the users skin, mechanically triggers the ballistic launch of the lancet.
Such devices have the possibility of multiple strikes due to recoil, in addition to vibratory stimulation of the skin as the penetrating member driver 18 impacts the end of the launcher stop, and only allow for rough control for skin thickness variation.
Different skin thickness may yield different results in terms of pain perception, blood yield and success rate of obtaining blood between different users of the lancing device. Success rate generally encompasses the probability of producing a blood sample with one lancing action, which is sufficient in volume to perform the desired analytical test.
Milking generally involves pressing the side of the digit, or in proximity of the wound to express the blood to the surface. The blood droplet produced by the lancing action must reach the surface of the skin to be viable for testing.
For a one-step lance and blood sample acquisition method, spontaneous blood droplet formation is requisite.
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Then it is possible to interface the test strip with the lancing process for metabolite testing. When using existing methods, blood often flows from the cut blood vessels but is then trapped below the surface of the skin, forming a hematoma. In other instances, a wound is created, but no blood flows from the wound.
In either case, the lancing process cannot be combined with the sample acquisition and testing step. Otherwise milking is required to yield blood. Mechanical launchers are unlikely to provide the means for integrated sample acquisition and testing if one out of every two strikes does not yield a spontaneous blood sample.
Many diabetic patients insulin dependent are required to self-test for blood glucose levels five to six times daily. Reducing the number of steps required for testing would increase compliance with testing regimes.
A one-step testing procedure where test strips are integrated with lancing and sample generation would achieve a simplified testing regimen. Improved compliance is directly correlated with long-term management of the complications arising from diabetes including retinopathies, neuropathies, renal failure and peripheral vascular degeneration resulting from large variations in glucose levels in the blood.
Tight control of plasma glucose through frequent testing is therefore mandatory for disease management. Another problem frequently encountered by patients who must use lancing equipment to obtain and analyze blood samples is the amount of manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination required to properly operate the lancing and sample testing equipment due to retinopathies and neuropathies particularly, severe in elderly diabetic patients.
For those patients, operating existing lancet and sample testing equipment can be a challenge. Once a blood droplet is created, that droplet must then be guided into a receiving channel of a small test strip or the like.
If the sample placement on the strip is unsuccessful, repetition of the entire procedure including re-lancing the skin to obtain a new blood droplet is necessary.
What is needed is a device, which can reliably, repeatedly and painlessly generate spontaneous blood samples. In addition, a method for performing analytical testing on a sample that does not require a high degree of manual dexterity or hand-eye coordination is required.In such cases, the RF channel data and the network performance data is placed into tables of data that are then correlated with a position within the environment and processed using table look-ups as described herein.
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In other instances, a wound is created, but no blood flows from the wound.
In either case, the lancing process cannot be combined with the sample acquisition and testing step. data processing, calibration curves, look-up tables, electronic control of penetrating member trajectory during skin cutting, Owen Mumford Ltd. Skin Pricking. - Owens Corning Case 1. Data Provisioning OCF conceptualizes the principal IS production activities that produce value for the company as transaction processing, data provisioning, and information delivery.
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