A blood lancet, or simply lancet, is a small medical implement used for capillary blood sampling . A blood lancet is similar to a small scalpel but with a double-edged blade or needle. Lancets are used to make punctures, such as a fingerstick , to obtain small blood specimens. Blood lancets are generally disposable. Lancets are also used to prick the skin in skin testing for allergies . Accuchek Sugar Test Lancet 25's penetrates the skin with an extremely fast linear motion avoiding all lateral movement and preventing unnecessary skin damage. Features of Accuchek Sugar Test Lancet 25's:Easy to use, small, lightweight and silicon coated needle Sterilized with gamma radiation Special 3 sided optimally cut lancet Unique design for more comfort Perfect to use with softclix lancing device.