Where to Buy a Finger Pricker?

A finger pricker is the term that is often used to describe the small medical device that is supplied with many home health test kits. The correct name for a finger pricker is a disposable single safety lancet. Many people call it a finger pricker as it is the device that pricks your finger to release a small amount of blood for testing.

At Zoom Health we supply a lot of home test kits. For this reason we also supply a wide range of finger prickers. Our favourite type of finger pricker is the Unistik 3 range as they are simple to use, are not painful to administer, and come in four different types:

Unistik 3 Gentle
30 Gauge Needle, 1.5mm long.
Suitable for pediatric and frequent testing.

Unistik 3 Comfort
28 Gauge Needle, 1.8mm long.
Suitable for low flow blood glucose testing.

Unistik 3 Normal
23 Gauge Needle, 1.8mm long.
Suitable for medium flow blood glucose testing.

Unistik 3 Extra
28 Gauge Needle, 1.8mm long.
Suitable for high flow blood glucose testing.

The Unistik 3 range of safety lancets feature Comfort Zone Technology, which has been shown to provide a more comfortable virtually pain-free injection in independent clinical trials.

The Unistik 3 finger pricker is extremely easy to use – simply take off the protective cap by twisting, position the lancet against the targeted spot, and press the release button. The Unistik 3 finger pricker is the most advanced, disposable safety lancet on the market.

The Unistik 3 range is colour coded for easy recognition Unistik 3 is pre-set and ready for use. Just twist off the protective sterile cap and take the sample.

Safety lancets are quick and easy to use and fit easily into the hand. They are designed to prevent error and work quickly. Safety lancets are reasonably priced and do not require a separate lancet device.


Tips to Reduce Finger Prick Pain

1. Test on the Side of Your Finger – There’s better blood flow on the sides of your finger so you should aim to test there rather than on the pad of your finger.

2. Warm Up Your Hands – get the blood flow in your fingers going by briefly rubbing them together. This should make the finger prick a little less painful.

3. Choose The Correct Lancet – The Unistik 3 range comes in four types, ranging from gentle to extra lancing, this will allow you to choose the best lancing device for your needs.

4. Don’t Use the Alcohol Wipe – alcohol is an astringent. This can make your skin tighter when you wipe it, making a blood sample harder to obtain.

5. Swap Fingers – if you are testing often, switch fingers to cut down the chances of skin scarring and calluses.


Best Finger Prickers!

Unistik 3 Gentle Finger Pricker Lancet

Unistik 3 Single Use Lancet (Finger Pricker) – GENTLE

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These sterile, single lancets are the most technologically advanced, safe and comfortable lancets on the market for the price. This Lancet is the GENTLE Type, which means that they are ideal for frequent testing or for any blood tests requiring very small amounts of blood. Unistik 3 GENTLE lancets provide ...
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Unistik 3 Single Use Lancet (Finger Pricker) - COMFORT

Unistik 3 Single Use Lancet (Finger Pricker) – COMFORT

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These sterile, single lancets are the most technologically advanced, safe and comfortable lancets on the market for the price. This Lancet is the COMFORT Type, which means that it is ideal for frequent use, drawing slightly less blood than our normal lancet. Suitable for most routine home blood tests as ...
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Unistik 3 Sterile Single Use Lancet (Finger Pricker) - NORMAL

Unistik 3 Sterile Single Use Lancet (Finger Pricker) – NORMAL

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These sterile, single lancets are the most technologically advanced, safe and comfortable lancets on the market for the price. This Lancet is the NORMAL Type, which means it can be used for regular everyday use.Suitable for most routine home blood tests as it provides a 23G gauge depth of 1.8mm ...
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Unistik 3 Extra - Lancet / Finger Pricker

Unistik 3 Single Use Lancet (Finger Pricker) – EXTRA

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These sterile, single lancets are the most technologically advanced, safe and comfortable lancets on the market for the price. This Lancet is the EXTRA Type, which means that it is ideal for adults who have tougher skin. Unistik 3 EXTRA lancets provide a 21G gauge depth of 2.0mm and average ...
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This post has been updated since its original publication in 2016.