Topic: Tests & Procedures
This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about sterile pinworm paddle collection. Feel free to ask your doctor, nurse or lab tech to go over any information you do not understand.
WHAT DO I USE TO COLLECT THE SAMPLE?
You will be given a kit for the sample. Follow the directions carefully.
HOW DO I COLLECT THE SAMPLE?
Follow these instructions for collecting the sample.
1. Remove cap in which is inserted an optically clear polystyrene paddle with one side coated with a non-toxic mildly adhesive material. This side is marked “sticky side.” Do not touch this surface with the fingers.
2. Press the sticky surface against the perianal skin with moderate pressure. The ideal time for this procedure is early in the morning before arising and before emptying the bowels. The paddle is intended to pick up some of the pinworm eggs. Since the eggs far outnumber the worms, presence of the worm is not likely. The eggs are very tiny and cannot be seen with the naked eye.
3. Print name and other information on the container label.
4. Deliver the container to your doctor’s office or to a laboratory, as indicated below with these instructions.
WHAT ARE PINWORMS?
Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestines of people. A parasite is a microorganism that lives inside another organism.
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