|Scotch Tape Prep
Enterobius vermicularis Prep
Cellulose Tape Prep
|Perianal material on clear cellulose tape, attached to a clean glass microscope slide (sticky side down)
|Prepared slide in clean container or in slide mailer
|Collect 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).
|Label 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.
|Ambient: 2 Days
|Use of non-transparent tape, Tape on both sides of the slide, Stool submitted, Frosted slides used
The reference ranges listed below are valid on this date of February 21, 2024.
|Male Critical Low
|Male Critical High
|Female Critical High
|Female Critical Low