PINWORM PREP (088-0038)
Synonyms: Scotch Tape Prep, Pinworm examination, Enterobius vermicularis
CPT4 Code: 87172
Test Order Mnemonic: O PIN
Applies To: Enterobius vermicularis
Request Form: Microbiology
Patient Preparation: Collect specimen after a period of rest, prior to bathing.
Collection: With a Swube tube or Scotch (clear cellulose) tape, collect a perianal specimen by placing the Swube paddle or Scotch tape against the perianal area and pressing the paddle or tape. Place the paddle into the tube holder; place the tape, adhesive side down on an unfrosted glass microscope slide.
Storage instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Submission of feces
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough
Turnaround Time: 1 day; test performed Monday-Friday
Special Instructions: Before a patient is considered negative, preparations should be taken for at least 4-6 consecutive days with negative results.
Container: Clear cellulose tape and glass slide or a Swube paddle
Test Method: Microscopic exam
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux