Research Article

Measurement of capillary blood glucose in filter-paper spots: an aid to the assessment of diabetic control.

Br Med J 1978; 2 doi: (Published 12 August 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;2:468
  1. K Wakelin,
  2. D J Goldie,
  3. M Hartog,
  4. 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.