Your most comfortable penetration depth setting will depend on a few things:
- Whether you're using a fingertip or alternative site. Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternative site testing is right for you.
- Your skin type. Softer, thinner skin requires a shallower setting than thicker skin.
- The required blood sample. The more blood you require, the higher the setting you'll need.
If you have no experience with this lancing device, we recommend setting a low penetration depth, such as penetration depth 2. For alternative site testing, the puncture at alternative sites must be deeper than at the fingertips. However, these sites are generally less sensitive to pain.
Before you decide to use blood from alternative sites, consult your healthcare professional.