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ID:1028 Sellotape silde for Threadworms
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DescriptionIf Threadworm/Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) is suspected then either a Sellotape slide, or a perianal swab in a dry container should be submitted.
IndicationSpecimens are best obtained in the morning before bathing or defecation or between 22.00 and midnight. Three specimens should be taken on consecutive days before threadworm infection is ruled out.
Additional InfoSellotape slide: Apply clear Sellotape to the perianal region, pressing the adhesive side of the tape firmly against the left and right perianal folds several times. Fold the tape in half with adhesive side together to create a smooth flat surface. Submit the Sellotape in a sterile universal container and avoid bending or creasing Perianal swab: Cotton-wool swab in dry container should be used for collection. Spread buttocks apart, and rub the moistened cotton wool swab over the area around the anus, but do not insert into the anus. Place cotton wool swab back in a sterile universal container (no transport medium required). Occasionally, an adult worm may be collected from a patient and sent in saline or water or a sterile universal container for identification.
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IP Acute TAT5 days
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TAT5 days
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Originally edited by : na. Last edited on 14/05/2019 09:07:30. Published By on 14/05/2018 09:07:30.