The Soft Touch® lancet from Roche Diagnostics is an excellent lancet. With a 28-gauge needle, flat cap, and stiff shaft, the Soft Touch lancet is a good choice for use by children with diabetes.
Our tester said the Soft Touch was as comfortable as the B-D Ultra Fine lancet, which are highly recommended. And even with a thin, 28-gauge needle, the Soft Touch produced a large enough blood drop for the One Touch Profile meter. With new meters requiring much less blood than the Profile, lancets have become thinner.
The Soft Touch lancet is very easy to use. We tested using the new Adjustable Soft Touch lancing device and found the new Soft Touch lancet a perfect match. The Soft Touch lancet will work in most standard lancing devicees. The shaft of the Soft Touch lancet is strong, so the lancet doesn't flex as much as some other lancets do. After use, the new flat cap made it easy to cover the lancet point. All in all, the new Soft Touch lancet is superb. Highly recommended.
Soft Touch® Evaluation
- Comfort: 10
- Ease of Use: 9
- Safety: 10
- Cost: 6 (about US$13.00 per box of 200)
- Overall: 35
This image clearly shows the size difference between the old Soft Touch lancet and the new. Click on the image to see a larger picture.
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
9115 Hague Road Indianapolis, IN 46250
Review updated September 20, 2002
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