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Pinworm Exam
Test Code: VPIN
Synonyms/Keywords
Enterobius vermicularis, Pinworm Paddle
Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Rectal ​Pinworm Paddle ​One pinworm paddle
Collection Processing Instructions
Pinworm Paddle: Touch sticky area of paddle to several areas of the peri-anal 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 rule out an infection.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
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
Cleveland ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Microscopic Exam
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Microscopic Exam
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Marshfield ​No Enterobius spp (Pinworm) found
Synonyms/Keywords
Enterobius vermicularis, Pinworm Paddle
Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Rectal ​Pinworm Paddle ​One pinworm paddle
Collection Processing Instructions
Pinworm Paddle: Touch sticky area of paddle to several areas of the peri-anal 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 rule out an infection.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
Rectal Pinworm Paddle​ ​Room Temperature
Rejection Criteria

Paddle vial filled with feces

Feces sample​
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Marshfield ​No Enterobius spp (Pinworm) found
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Cleveland ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Microscopic Exam
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Microscopic Exam
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.