Visual guide to diabetes devices: Lancets

Images and key features of lancets.

Last updated 10th February 2021: amended prices for Omnican Lance Soft, Unistik 3 Gentle, Unistik 3 Extra, Unistik 3 Comfort, Unilet Eco, Unilet Comfortouch



4SURE Nipro Diagnostics
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.32mm/30 gauge and 0.195mm/33 gauge
Cost: 100=£2.90
Compatible finger pricker: Most devices


ACTI-LANCE HTL-STREFA S.A.
Type: Self-contained lancing device
Size: 2.0mm/17 gauge, 1.8mm/23 gauge and 1.5mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£5.49, 200 (23G and 28G)=£9.88, 200 (17G)=£10.41.
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


AGAMATRIX ULTRA-THIN AgaMatrix
Type: Single use type A lancet
Size: 0.35mm/28 gauge and 0.20mm/33 gauge
Cost: 200=£5.43
Compatible finger pricker: All devices that are compatible with type A lancets


APOLLO SAFETY LANCET Apollo
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 21 gauge and 23 gauge; 2.4mm length. 26 gauge and 28 gauge; 1.8mm length
Cost: 100=£5.99
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


APOLLO TWIST LANCET Apollo Medical Technologies
Type: Single use twist-cap lancet
Size: 0.36mm/28g
Cost: 200=£4.50
Compatible finger pricker: All except Roche devices


CARESENS Spirit Healthcare Ltd
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.36mm/28 gauge and 0.31 mm/30 gauge
Cost: 100=£2.95
Compatible finger pricker: CareSens Lancing Pen


DARIO Williams Medical Supplies 
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.31mm/30 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.45
Compatible finger pricker: Dario Smart meter (in-built lancing device)


FASTCLIX Roche Diabetes Care
Type: Single use lancets in a drum
Size: 0.3mm/30 gauge
Cost: 204=£5.90
Compatible finger pricker: Fastclix


FREESTYLE LANCET Abbott Diabetes Care
Type: Type A lancet
Size: 0.5mm/28 gauge
Cost: 200=£7.64
Compatible finger pricker: All devices that are compatible with type A lancets


GLUCORX LANCET GlucoRx
Type: Lancet
Size: 0.3mm/30 gauge
Cost: 200=£4.50
Compatible finger pricker: GlucoRx lancing device


GLUCOZEN LANCET Glucozen
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.36mm/28 gauge
Cost: 200=£4.99
Compatible finger pricker: Auto Lancet, Autolet Impression, Microlet, Monojector, Penlet II, Prestige Smart System, Soft Touch


GREENLAN LANCET Neon Diagnostics
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.35mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.00, 200=£6.00
Compatible finger pricker: GMMC


IME-DC Arctic Medical
Type: Single use type A lancet
Size: 0.30mm/30 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.00
Compatible finger pricker: All devices that are compatible with type A lancets


MEDLANCE PLUS HTL STREFA S.A.
Type: Self-contained lancing device
Size: 2.0mm/0.8mm blade, 1.8mm/21 gauge, 2.4mm/21 gauge, 1.5mm/25 gauge, 1.2mm/30 gauge
Cost: 100(Blade)=£5.39, 200(Blade)=£10.25, 100(21G, 25G and 30G)=£4.81, 200(21G, 25G and 30G)=£9.57
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


MENDOR DISCREET SpringMed Solutions
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.36mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.61
Compatible finger pricker: Mendor Discreet


MICRODOT Cambridge Sensors
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.31mm/30 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.00, 200=£6.00
Compatible finger pricker: Most finger prickers



MICRODOT HIFLOW Cambridge Sensors
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device 
Size2.2mm/21 gauge 
Cost200=£9.50  
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


MICRODOT LITE Cambridge Sensors
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 1.8mm/28 gauge
Cost: 200=£10.75
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


MICRODOT PROFESSIONAL Cambridge Sensors
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 2.2mm/23 gauge
Cost: 200=£10.75
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


MICROLET Ascensia Diabetes Care
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.5mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.90, 200=£7.44
Compatible finger pricker: Most except Roche devices


MYLIFE LANCET Ypsomed
Type: Single use type A lancet
Size: 0.3mm/30 gauge
Cost: 200=£5.50
Compatible finger pricker: Mylife Softlance and most other devices


MYLIFE SAFETY LANCET Ypsomed
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 0.36mm/28 gauge
Cost: 200=£12.00
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


MYLIFE SAFETY COMFORT LANCET Ypsomed
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 0.32mm/30 gauge
Cost: 200=£12.00
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


OMNICAN LANCE SOFT Bbraun
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.3mm/30 gauge
Cost: 200=£5.52
Compatible finger pricker: Omnilance, Easytouch, Freestyle, Freestyle Lite, Microlet, BD Optimus, OneTouch Ultrasoft, Glucoject Dual, Autolet Impression, BGStar


ONETOUCH DELICA PLUS Lifescan
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.32mm/30 gauge
Cost: 200=£5.85
Compatible finger pricker: OneTouch Delica


ONETOUCH ULTRASOFT Lifescan
Type: Single use type A lancet
Size: 0.4mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.81
Compatible finger prickers: Auto Lancet, Autolet Impression, BD Optimus, Glucolet 2, Hypolance, Microlet, Penlet II, Prestige Smart System


SAFE-T-LANCE PLUS Smiths Medical
Type: Single-use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 1.4mm/25 gauge, 1.6mm/28 gauge, 1.8mm/18 gauge, 1.8mm/21 gauge
Cost: 200 (25G, 28G and 21G)=£9.82; 200 (18G)=£9.00
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


SARSTEDT SAFETY LANCETS Sarstedt
Type: Single-use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 1.6mm/28G, 1.8mm/21G and 1.8mm/18G
Cost: 200=£10.92
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


SOFTCLIX Roche Diabetes Care
Type: Single use type C lancet
Size: 0.4mm/28 gauge
Cost: 200=£8.06
Compatible finger pricker: Softclix


STERILANCE LITE II Spirit Healthcare
Type: Single-use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 1.8mm/18G, 1.8mm/21G, 1.8mm/26G, 1.8mm/28G, 2.4mm/21G and 2.4mm/26G
Cost: 100=£5.70
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


SYLKFEEL ULTRA-THIN Sanofi
Type: Single-use lancet
Size: 0.2mm/33 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.65
Compatible finger pricker: MyStar SylkFeel, BGStar


TRUEPLUS Nipro Diagnostics
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.195mm/33G and 0.32mm/30G
Cost: 100=£2.90
Compatible finger prickers: TRUEdraw, TRUEone, TRUEresult, TRUEtrack


UNILET COMFORTOUCH LANCET Owen Mumford
Type: Single use type A+B lancet
Size: 0.375mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.88, 200=£7.35
Compatible finger pricker: All except Roche devices


UNILET ECO Owen Mumford
Type: Single use lancet
Size: 0.375mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.11
Compatible finger pricker: All except Roche devices


UNISTIK TOUCH Owen Mumford
Type: Self-contained lancing device
Size: 1.5mm/30 gauge, 1.8mm/28 gauge, 2.0mm/21 gauge, 2.0mm/23 gauge
Cost: 100=£4.80, 200=£9.60
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


UNISTIK 3 COMFORT Owen Mumford
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device.
Size: 1.8mm/28 gauge
Cost: 50=£3.28, 100=£6.40, 200=£12.51
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


UNISTIK 3 EXTRA Owen Mumford
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 2.0mm/21 gauge
Cost: 100=£6.40, 200=£12.51
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


UNISTIK 3 GENTLE Owen Mumford
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device.
Size: 1.5mm/30 gauge
Cost: 50=£3.28, 100=£6.08, 200=£12.16
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


UNISTIK 3 NORMAL Owen Mumford
Type: Single use, self-contained lancing device
Size: 1.8mm/23 gauge
Cost: 50=£3.28, 100=£6.40, 200=£12.51
Compatible finger pricker: Not applicable


VITREX SOFT Vitrex
Type: Single use type A lancet.
Size: 0.65mm/23 gauge
Cost: 100=£3.00, 200=£5.70
Compatible finger pricker: All except Softclix II


VIVACHEK LANCET JRBiomedical
Type: Single use lancet.
Size: 0.37mm/28 gauge
Cost: 100=£2.99
Compatible finger pricker: Most except Roche devices

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