Adult & paediatric sampling essentials

Benefits of safety lancets

The advantages of safety lancets over non-retractable devices for healthcare professional use

  • The needle retracts automatically and permanently into the safety lancet after use, avoiding the risk of sharps injuries
  • Safety lancets are designed for single use, avoiding the risk of cross-infection between patients
  • Each safety lancet is designed to puncture and penetrate to a predetermined depth that is safe and specific to patient type
On non-retractable lancing devices, the needles remains exposed after use, risking sharps injury and cross-infection between patients. With a safety lancet, the needle retracts automatically and permanently into the device, avoiding sharps injury and eliminating cross-infection between patients.

Expert Tip

Safety lancets offer clear safety advantages1 in a clinical environment for patients, clinicians and cleaning personnel

These materials have been produced in consultation with key opinion leaders and follow global guidelines, but the user should use his or her professional judgement when using any technique or method described in these materials and should take into account all applicable national, regional and institutional guidelines and regulations.

1. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document GP42-A6 (former H04-A6): Procedures and Devices for the Collection of Diagnostic Capillary Blood Specimens; Approved Standard – Sixth Edition. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA: 2008.