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Test ID PINW Pinworm Exam, Perianal

Useful For

Detection of the eggs of Enterobius vermicularis on the skin of the perianal folds

Special Instructions

Method Name


Reporting Name

Pinworm Exam, Perianal

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Supplies: Swubes (T300)

Specimen Type: Perianal

Container/Tube: SWUBE disposable paddle (Falcon) or similar method of collection

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: See Pinworm Collection Instructions in Special Instructions.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PINW Pinworm Exam, Perianal 675-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
PINW Pinworm Exam, Perianal 675-9

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Report Available

1 to 4 days

NY State Approved