Pathology Handbook

Enterobius Vermicularis

Synonyms

Thread worm, pin worm

Clinical Indications

Test Includes

Microscopy for Enterobius vermicularis ova

Request Form

ICE request

Availability

On request during routine working hours

Patient Preparation

Sample to be collected from around the anal margin first thing in the morning, before using the toilet

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Sellotape slide. Please ensure that clear sellotape only is used

Container

Place slide in slide container

Collection

Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled / inadequately labelled sample
Use of opaque sellotape
Sellotape not applied evenly ie excessive creasing