Ordering Recommendation

Mnemonic

PINW

Methodology

Qualitative Microscopy

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Collect perianal material on paddle (ARUP Supply # 45572). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Specimen Preparation

Transport collection device.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frosted or colored tape. Specimens in media or preservatives. Stool.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87172

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060051 Pinworm 675-9
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.

Aliases

  • Anal Swab
  • Cellulose Tape Test
  • Enterobiasis Test
  • Enterobius vermicularis Preparation
  • Perianal Swab for Pinworms
  • Pinworm Preparation
  • Pinworms
  • Scotch Tape Test
Pinworm