Identification of pathogenic worm.
No pathogenic worm detected.
- Worm Exam
Place worm in container with formalin diluted to 2 - 5%. Higher concentrations of fomalin may cause Ascaris to rupture. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.
Organisms other than pathogenic worms may be passed by the patient if their food or water is contaminated with soil organisms. Non-pathogenic worms will not be identified. If pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) is suspected, see Pinworm Preparation (PINW).