Pinworm Examination

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure:  MPAR009A

CPT: 87172


Pinworm Examination

Synonym(s): Parasitology; Enterobius vermicularis examination; pinworm prep
Requisition Form G-2B
Test Description Microscopic morphological examination for the detection of pinworms (E. vermicularis)
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Peri-anal skin surface.
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Cellulose tape or sampler from commercial kit.
Minimum Volume/Size Required N/A
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Ambient temperature
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling At least 2 patient specific identifiers: First and last name as one identifier and a DOB or a unique patient specific identifier (e.g. Medical Record number).
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements Ship as Biological Substance Category B at ambient temperature.
Method Microscopic morphological examination
Turn-around Time 3 days
Interferences/Limitations Frosted tape is not optimal for specimen collection.
Common Causes for Rejection No specimen received; no identifiers on containers.
Additional Information
  • Call Medical Parasitology at 512-776-7560 with questions about specimen collection and handling.
  • Call Lab Reporting at 512-776-7578 with questions about submission forms.
  • Call Specimen Acquisition at 512-776-7569 with questions about shipping.