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Pinworm Tape Test

SIM

40365 

CPT

87172 

Synonyms

Pinworm, Enterobius Vermicularis, Cellulose Tape Prep 

Specimen Type

Scotch Tape Prep of Anal Folds 

Container

Scotch Tape Prep

Collection Instructions

•  Collect 2 Slides
•  Collect specimens nocturnally ( at night)
•  Touch scotch tape to anal folds
•  Place tape ( sticky side down)  onto glass slide
•  Label and deliver to lab

Volume

2 slides

Additional Information

Clear Scotch Tape on slide

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

 

Rejection Criteria

  • Improperly labeled / identified specimens. 
  • Tape Preps with fecal material.          
  • Frosted Tape specimens
  • Improperly collected specimens

Reference Range

Negative for Pinworms/ Eggs

Critical Value

Positive for Pinworms/ Eggs ( Notifications made for positive tests) 

Test Includes

Examination for Pinworms/ Eggs 

Methodology

Direct Microscopic Exam 

Testing Frequency

Daily  

 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

2/6/2018

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