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Re: [IPk] Blood test preparation


Two reasons for wiping away the first drop: 1. if there is any residue or 
whatever on the finger you would be wiping this away and 2. the first drop 
could contain more interstitial fluid in the same way that lots of squeezing 
does. In other words there could be slight differences in the haematocrit 
(number of red blood cells) of the drop and this does effect the results. Low 
haematocrits give higher results.

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