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Pinworm
Test Code: PINW
Synonyms/Keywords
Enterobius vermicularis, Pinworm Paddle​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No Rectal​ Pinworm Paddle​ One pinworm paddle​
Collection Processing Instructions
Pinworm Paddle: Touch sticky area of paddle to several areas of the perianal surface and return the paddle to the container. Collect specimens early in the morning before bathing or bowel movements. Do not dip paddle into feces or fill vial with feces.
 
Four consecutive negative preps are required to definitively rule out an infection.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Rectal Pinworm Paddle Room Temperature​
Rejection Criteria
Paddle vial filled with feces
​Feces sample
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday ​1 day​ ​Microscopic Exam​
​Marshfield Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ Microscopic Exam​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites No Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm) found​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87172​
Synonyms/Keywords
Enterobius vermicularis, Pinworm Paddle​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Pinworm Exam
​Cerner ​Pinworm Prep
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No Rectal​ Pinworm Paddle​ One pinworm paddle​
Collection Processing Instructions
Pinworm Paddle: Touch sticky area of paddle to several areas of the perianal surface and return the paddle to the container. Collect specimens early in the morning before bathing or bowel movements. Do not dip paddle into feces or fill vial with feces.
 
Four consecutive negative preps are required to definitively rule out an infection.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Rectal Pinworm Paddle Room Temperature​
Rejection Criteria
Paddle vial filled with feces
​Feces sample
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites No Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm) found​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday ​1 day​ ​Microscopic Exam​
​Marshfield Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ Microscopic Exam​
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87172​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.