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PINWM
PINWORM PREP

Test Code PINWM 
Test PINWORM PREP 
Methodology Microscopic Examination 
Description Useful for diagnosis of pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) infection. 
Specimen Collect specimen using clear cellophane tape (not Magic or frosted tape). Collect specimen as follows:
1. Obtain specimen in the early a.m. before rising and prior to bathing and defecation.
2. Separate the buttocks and press the sticky side of the tape against several areas of the perianal region. Do not push tape into feces.
3. Adhere tape to a microscope slide.
4. Label slide with patient's name and date of birth.
5. Forward promptly.

NOTE: Specimen source is required on request form for processing. 

Reference Values Enterobius vermicularis absent 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 87172