Pinworm Exam (Scotch Tape Preparation)
Label Mnemonic: PIN
Epic Lab Code: LAB248
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen Instructions:
Press the adhesive side of the clear cellophane tape firmly against the right and left perianal folds, then attach the tape to a clean glass slide. Remove any tape that extends beyond slide. Clear tape must be used, not Magic transparent tape.
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Minimum:
Submit scotch tape prep.
Rejection Criteria:
Use of nontransparent scotch tape (frosted tape).
Delivery Instructions:
Transport the slide in a sealed ziplock bag.
Testing Schedule:
Weekdays
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Methodology:
Microscopy
CPT Code:
87172