Measurement of capillary blood glucose in filter-paper spots: an aid to the assessment of diabetic control.Br Med J 1978; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6135.468 (Published 12 August 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;2:468
- K Wakelin,
- D J Goldie,
- M Hartog,
- A P Robinson
A method of measuring glucose in capillary blood spotted on to filter paper was evaluated. Between-batch reproducibility was about 6%, and the glucose remained stable in the spots for up to four days. Adoption of the method should improve control of diabetes, particularly insulin-dependent forms.