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Why is AST less painful?

Where can I use AST?

When is testing on the finger or palm at the base of the thumb preferred?

How to check

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How do I Perform Alternative Site Testing?
Please refer to the manufacturer's recommendations in the instructional materials for your glucose meter.

Forearm Testing Example
The following graphic shows the general steps involved in forearm testing. First, you gently rub the area until it's slightly warm to increase blood flow to the surface. Second, you lance the arm. Third, you touch the test strip to the blood drop. It's that easy.

Forearm Testing

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