PINWORM DETECTION

Mnemonic

PIN

Synonym

Pinworm - Scotch tape prep

Guidelines

Recommend up to 3 specimens, one each night.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Swube collection paddle (available from Legacy) or clear tape.

Handling

For specimen collection see Patient Instructions for Collecting a Pinworm Sample. After collection, replace Swube paddle in tube provided for transport. If using tape, place the sticky side down on a glass microscope slide and place in a screw-top specimen container.

Patient Preparation: Separate the buttocks and press the tacky surface of the Swube or tape to the right and left perianal folds. Best if taken late in the evening, 1-3 hours after patient has retired, or first thing in the morning before bathing. Collect: Swube collection paddle (available from Legacy) or clear tape. For specimen collection see Patient Instructions for Collecting a Pinworm SampleHandling: After collection, replace Swube paddle in tube provided for transport. If using tape, place the sticky side down on a glass microscope slide and place in a screw-top specimen container. Transport: For transportation see, Preferred Specimen Collection/Transport Guide for Stool Orders. Rejection Criteria: Frosted, colored, or Magic Transparent tape is unacceptable. Stability: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Frosted, colored, or Magic Transparent tape

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87172

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 07:17:25 PM