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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Scotch Tape Slide
Pinworm Exam
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Lab section Send Outs    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days    
When reported
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Important notes: Slides available in lab. One slide at Room temperature. Collect specimen as soon as possible and prior to defecation or bathing. Pat the perianal area with the sticky side of cellophane tape (DO NOT use frosted tape) and attached to a glass slide. Ship slide in slide mailer. Requires consult. Submit consult form with specimen..

Rejection criteria: Stool specimen not suitable for pinworm exam
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Last revised 10/20/2014