To detect enterobiasis
No Enterobius vermicularis eggs seen
Examination for pinworm only. One negative result does not rule out possibility of parasitic infestation. Specimen collected at improper time may give a false negative result. Repeat specimens from different days may be necessary to rule out infection.
8 - 24 hours
- Enterobius vermicularis Preparation
- Scotch Tape Prep
- Swube Tube Prep
- PINWORM EXAM
Submit Swube or clear Scotch Tape slide preparation of perianal region. Clean ointment or lotion from perianal region before patient retires. Obtain specimen a few hours after the patient has retired, preferably around 4am or the first thing upon rising in the morning, before a bowel movement or bath. Swube Tube Prep: Press the sticky side of the Swube paddle to the perianal folds and place in swube tube. Scotch Tape Prep: Transparent tape must be used; nontransparent tape is unacceptable. Press sticky side of tape to the perianal folds. Stick tape onto one side of labeled microscope slide, sticky side down without wrapping tape around slide. Package slide to prevent breakage. Stool is not acceptable. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.