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Test Name:Pinworm prep
Test Number:6603
Collect:Anal area surface
Container:Pinworm paddle
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Ambient - 24 hours
Refrigerate if transport will be greater than 24 hr from time of collection
Alternate Names:PIN
Performing Lab:AHL - Microbiology; M
Days Set Up:Mo - Fr
Expected TAT:1 - 3 days
Ref. Ranges:Negative
Processing Details:
Collect specimen in early AM before the patient bathes or defecates by pressing the sticky side of paddle around anal area; replace paddle in tube.
Collection of 3 to 6 consecutive daily specimens is recommended to determine if the patient is free of infection.
Method:Microscopic examination
CPT Codes:87172
Supply Connection:Pinworm paddle
Additional Information: How to collect a pinworm sample
Date Created:11/30/2001
Revised Date:09/06/2018