The healing dummy (secured by a locking wedge) can replace the cOFM sampling insert after sampling and animals can be returned to their home cages. When working with an anaesthetized animal setup, a minimum of 1 day of rest is suggested before the next sampling session. cOFM sampling can be restarted by following the protocol in the user manual. This procedure can be repeated as long as cOFM probe and animal are in good condition.