Pinworm Examination

Sunquest Code:PINW  
Epic Code:LAB3681Epic Name:Pinworm Exam
Synonyms:PINW; Scotch Tape Prep; Pin Worm
Methodology:Direct microscopic examination
Test Includes:Microscopic examination of swube paddle.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0730-1530; results are reported same or next day.

Collection Instructions

Container:swube tube
Collection Instructions:Collect using swube paddle (available from Specimen Management).
1 early morning collection per day for 3 consecutive days is optimal.
Causes for Rejection:Scotch tape smear, stool not acceptable.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Refrigerate if not received in the testing laboratory within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, BurnsRidges, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Grand Itasca GICH)


Reference Range:Negative.

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