A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it necessary to wipe the finger with an antiseptic pad before pricking it for a blood sample for a glucometer?
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Dr. Michael Tomeoanswered
Dermatology 40 years experience
Good idea: It's best to wipe with an alcohol pad before a skin puncture to reduce ambient bacteria that could be introduced into the blood.
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