Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PINWORM SMEAR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2851         Geisinger Epic ID: 19410

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Adhesive touch preparation of anal folds
Preferred collection container:
Special notes:
Clear Scotch tape preprations are also acceptable but are inferior specimens. Check expiration date on transport device before use.
Patient preparation:
Patient instruction required. See Microbiology Collection Appendix.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (18-25°C)
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimen. Swube heavily contaminated with fecal material. Stool specimens are unacceptable. Frosted cellophane tape.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative for pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) eggs/adult worms
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Positive for pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) eggs/adult worms
CPT code(s):
87172
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Microscopic exmination for Enterobius vermicularis eggs/adult worms
Methodology:
Microscopic Examination
Synonyms:
PINW, Pinworm smear
Pinworm
Stool smear
Enterobius vermicularis
Eggs
Clinical significance:
Use for microscopic detection of pinworm
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 12/28/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead:
Frequency: Daily, 2nd shift
Performed stat? No
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