Lactate testing location (finger/ear)

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    I get significantly different readings at baseline when testing from my finger vs. ear, does that matter as long as I am consistent with the location? For example, this morning I was at 2.1 from my finger, and 1.1 from my ear at rest. It was alarming to see a > 2 resting lactate. The difference is fairly consistent. I haven’t tested if there is a delta between the two during/after exercise.

    When doing an AeT test, I do see the “elevated” finger readings dip down to the low ~1 range before coming back up as expected. I prefer ear pokes for the blood volume and lack of sweat, but that can be difficult when testing solo.

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