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Pinworm Prep

Infectious Disease Laboratories - : Microbiology

Test ID :
Test Workstation :
Specimen Type:

Pinworm collection in pinworm paddle collection container.
Clear scotch tape slide preparation of perianal region is acceptable.

Cause for Rejection:
Opaque scotch tape. Stool sent instead of pinworm prep paddle. Contaminants on paddle.
Mon-Sun (0700-1600)
Special Instructions:
Specimen is best obtained a few hours after the patient has retired (2200 or 2300) or the first thing in the morning before patient has moved around. Pinworms migrate out of the anus during periods of rest and lay their eggs around the anal opening. This collection procedure is essential if valid results are expected. Clear Scotch Tape must be used if submitting specimens on slides.
48 hours
CPT Code:
Scotch Tape Test; Enterobius vermicularis
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