Diabetes Testing Without Needle Stick

Featured Article
Definition

An arterial stick is the collection of blood from an artery for laboratory testing.


Alternative Names

Blood sample - arterial


How the test is performed

Usually the blood is drawn from the wrist. However, it may also be drawn from the inside of the elbow, groin, or other artery. A heartbeat (pulse) is felt by pressing on the area above an artery. The doctor will usually check to make sure blood is flowing into the hand from the main arteries in the forearm (radial and ulnar arteries).

The...

Read more

More information on "Diabetes Testing Without Needle Stick"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Diabetes »