Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Pinworm Investigation

Test Name: Pinworm Investigation
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Sample from perianal skin
Collection Information: Contact Microbiology for PINWORM Collection Paddle. Collect sample first thing in the morning before the patient bathes or defecates.

Press the paddle, sticky side down, firmly against the perianal mucosa.

Return paddle to container and transport to lab.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 week
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2006-07-01
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Microscopic analysis
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be stored at room temperature.
The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
OAPSCREEN
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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