Blood and allergy lancets
Basically, we distinguish between blood lancets and allergy lancets.
The blood lancets are usually applied to the fingertip, ear or heel and are used for gentle capillary blood sampling. The emerging drop of blood is usually fed to an analytical procedure, e.g. for glucose determination.
The allergy lancets are primarily used for the diagnosis of allergy-related diseases by means of prick or scratch tests. Here, the skin is merely scratched with the very fine tip. The allergy lancets are also popular for gentle blood collection from babies or young children.