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Do lancets used with lancing devices for testing Glucose have an expiration date?

Three sets of numbers are displayed on the bottom of the box.First: "lot" written in a small rectangular box 01-121050 on it's right side, next:a square with vertical jagged lines on top #2012-10 next to it and third:a symbol that resembles an hour glass with a darkened bottom half:2017-09 next to it.Are either of the last two expiration dates? Thanks.

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Everything in the medical industry has to have an expiration date. In the case of a lancet the manufacture considers that after a certain amount of time the lancet could become dull from moisture in the air and therefore gives them an expiration. In your case the 2017-09 (September 2019).

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