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Test Compendium

5015: PINWORM (E. VERMICULARIS)

Test Code

  • 5015

Test Synonym

  • Pinworm, Enterobius vermicularis

Volume

  • 1 Pinworm Paddle, 1 Slide With Clear Tape

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Pinworm Paddle, 1 Slide With Clear Tape

Specimen Requirements

  • Pinworm Paddle

Container

  • Pinworm Paddle

Storage

  • Ambient Or Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

Special Instructions

  • Pinworm paddle or scotch tape prep on slide.

Additional Information

  • If using scotch tape for testing, the tape must be clear.

Specimen Stability

  • 24 hours ambient 72 hours refrigerated

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    F One negative result does not rule out the possibility of pinworm infection. To rule out diagnosis of Enterobiasis, it is recommended that two (2) to three (3) consecutive morning specimens be examined. Negative
    M One negative result does not rule out the possibility of pinworm infection. To rule out diagnosis of Enterobiasis, it is recommended that two (2) to three (3) consecutive morning specimens be examined. Negative