Jun 28, 2017




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Pinworm Exam

Pinworm Exam (PIN) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Pinworm Exam

Test Name: Pinworm Exam

Health Link Test Code: PIN

LIS Test Code: PIN

CPT Code(s): 87172

Methodology: Microscopy

Clinical Information:

Detects the presence of Enterobius vermicularis.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift - day varies.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 5 days.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Prep of the perianal skin

Collection Container: Pinworm collector kit

Also Acceptable: Sterile screw cap container

Collection Instructions:

Collect first thing in morning before voiding or bathing. Press sticky surface of paddle or tape against perianal skin with moderate pressure.

Stability Ambient:


Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory.

Unacceptable Criteria:

If tape is used, it MUST be transparent or specimen is not acceptable.


None seen

Interpretation Type: Expected Results