Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 18, 2019 @ 9:13 am

4620

Pinworm Tape Test

Specimen:Collect:
  • Pinworm Paddle
Submit:
  • Pinworm Paddle. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Collect perianal specimen on pinworm paddle.
    Press sticky side of paddle against several areas of the perianal region. Collect first thing in the morning before a bowel movement or bath.
    Handle specimens with care as gravid female worms contain numerous ova and are highly infectious. Wash hands after handling.
    A series of 3 morning specimens are recommended to rule out pinworms.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Stool in preservative
  • Slides made with tape. Only samples on pinworm paddle are accepted
Stability:Ambient: 2 Day(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Microscopy
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87172
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4620 - PINWORM TAPE TEST
  • 4929 - REVIEW INDICATED
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