How do I use the OneTouch UltraSoft® Adjustable Blood Sampler?
Choose a different puncture site each time you test. Repeated punctures in the same spot may cause soreness and calluses.
If bruising occurs at an alternate site or you have difficulty getting a sample, consider sampling from a fingertip instead. You may want to review the choice of sites with your health care professional.
Preparing your sample site
Before you check your blood sugar, wash your hands and forearm (if applicable) thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry.
Lancing and sampling from your fingertip
Remove the blue cap by twisting it off
Insert a sterile lancet into the OneTouch UltraSoft® Adjustable Blood Sampler
Insert the lancet into the holder and push in firmly. Twist the protective disk until it separates from the lancet and save the disk for later use. Do not twist the lancet.
Replace the blue cap by twisting it back on until it is snug
Adjust the depth setting
If necessary, twist the depth adjustment knob toward the smaller dots on the OneTouch UltraSoft® Adjustable Blood Sampler for a shallow puncture or toward the larger dots for a deeper puncture.
Prepare the OneTouch UltraSoft® Adjustable Blood Sampler
Slide the control button back until it clicks. If it does not click, the control button may have already been locked back and ready to spring for site puncture when you inserted the lancet.
Puncture your finger
Hold the OneTouch UltraSoft® Adjustable Blood Sampler firmly against the side of your finger. Press the release button. Remove the OneTouch UltraSoft® Adjustable Blood Sampler from your finger.
Get a round drop of blood
Gently squeeze or massage your fingertip until a round drop of blood forms on your fingertip.
If the blood smears or runs, do not use that sample. Dry the area and gently squeeze another drop of blood or puncture a new site.