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