A safety lancet used by healthcare professionals to obtain a capillary blood sample. The sample is frequently used for monitoring blood glucose levels but can also be used for other in vitro diagnostic tests requiring capillary blood. Has a built-in needle protection system. The needle retracts automatically after use so the patient never actually sees the lancet during use. Helps protect patients and health care professionals from accidental punctures before and after use, minimizing the risk of cross-contamination.