|Alternate:||Pinworm Prep; Enterobius vermicularis Prep; Scotch Tape Test|
|Includes:||Microscopic examination for Enterobius vermicularis|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only first shift|
|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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