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Epic Test Name PINWORM PREP
Components
Synonyms Cellulose Tape Test, Enterobiasis Test, Enterobius vermicularis Preparation, Pinworm Preparation, Scotch Tape Test
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Sealed container with paddle.
Specimen Type Perianal material on paddle
Preferred Collection Volume 1 kit
Minimum Collection Volume 1 kit
Collection Instructions Transport immediately to Microbiology. Keep refrigerated. The disposable paddle is firmly pressed against right & left perianal folds first thing in the morning.
Specimen Handling Collection device at 2-8°C. Stability (collection to initiation of testing): ambient: unacceptable; refrigerated: 2 days; frozen: unacceptable
Rejection Criteria Frosted or colored tape. Preserved stool.
Methodology Qualitative Microscopy
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 87172
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around TimeWithin 24 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 02/22/2018


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