Lab Test : Pinworm Preparation

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Alternate:Pinworm Prep; Enterobius vermicularis Prep; Scotch Tape Test
Includes:Microscopic examination for Enterobius vermicularis
Phone:(937) 641-3902
Available:Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only first shift
Turnaround:24 hours
Specimen:Rectal area impression. Collect specimen in morning immediately after awakening.
Volume:One sticky paddle, available from the laboratory
Container:Collection tubes with paddle and printed instructions available from lab
Temperature:Room temperature, transport to lab within 2 days.
Rejection:Specimen heavily contaminated with stool or powder.
Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Specimen not collected by Swube collection device
Normal:No pinworms or ova seen.
Uses:Detect cases of pinworm infestation (Enterobiases), Enterobius vermicularis parasitic infection.
Limitations:Examination for pinworm only. One negative result does not necessarily rule out the possibility of infection. Stool specimens Ova and parasite (O&P)are not satisfactory for pinworm studies.

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