Test directory: Pinworm Exam

Ordering Code605
Test NamePinworm Exam
AliasScotch Tape Prep
Enterobiasis Test
Enterobius vermicularis Prep
Cellulose Tape Prep
Preferred SpecimenPerianal material on clear cellulose tape, attached to a clean glass microscope slide (sticky side down)
Preferred ContainerPrepared slide in clean container or in slide mailer
Optimum Volume1 Slide
Collection InstructionsCollect specimen a few hours after the patient has retired (i.e. 2200 or 2300) OR as soon as possible after patient arises and prior to defecation or bathing. Use a 3" piece of clear cellophane tape over the end of a glass slide, sticky side out. Spread apart the anal folds and press firmly with the tape in all areas of the mucocutaneous junction. Do NOT use frosted tape, such as the Scotch Magic Tape. Press the tape over the clear area of the slide (sticky side to the slide).
Handling InstructionsLabel slide with patient's name. Place slide(s) in a clean container that can be sealed or in a slide mailer
Enterobiasis is very infectious. Caution should be taken when handling the specimen.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Days
Rejection CriteriaUse of non-transparent tape, Tape on both sides of the slide, Stool submitted, Frosted slides used
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyMicroscopic exam

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