Pinworm Paddle PNWP
Perianal Material; Pinworm Paddle or Clear Cellulose Tape on clean slide, 2-8°C within 2 hours.
|Transport||Hold the paddle by the cap and remove it from the tube. Separate the buttocks and press the tacky surface against several areas of the perianal region. Replace the paddle in the tube for transport to the laboratory. Specimens should be refrigerated if examination is to be delayed for more than one day. Please note the time the specimen was taken.|
|Unacceptable Conditions||Frosted Tape, Swab Specimens|
|Notes||This test is for the collection and examination of pinworm, Enterobius vermicularis. Because of the migratory habits of the female pinworm, specimens are best obtained a few hours after the person has retired, between the hours of 9:00pm and midnight, or in the morning immediately upon rising before bathing or bowel movement. Collection of three to six consecutive specimens is recommended. Specimens should be obtained before therapy has begun. If therapy was initiated prior to collection of the specimen, this should be noted on forms accompanying the specimen.|
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