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Pin Worm

Test Code 371
Test Name Pin Worm
CPT Code 87172
Preferred Requirement Stool-Pinworm Paddle
Alternate Requirement Stool-Scotch Tape Method
Minimum Volume
Transport Temperature Ambient
Methodology Light Microscopy
Day Performed Mon-Sat
Special Instructions Specimen should be taken in the early morning before a bowel movement or bathing. If Pinworm paddle is not available, it is possible to collect a specimen using the following method (scotch tape method). (1) Use a piece of clear (not frosted) cellophane tape, approximately 4 inches long. (2) Hold the tape between thumb and forefingers with sticky side facing outward. (3) Press the sticky side of the tape against the skin across the anal opening with even, thorough pressure. (4) Gently place the sticky slide of the tape down against the surface of a clear glass slide. Press firmly to remove all trapped air bubbles. (5) Label teh slide with the patient's name and send to the laboratory.
Test Included
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Clinical Significance