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Threadworm - sellotape slide


Threadworm - sellotape slide
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Turnaround Time:

4 working days


Sellotape slide for the investigation of Enterobius vermicularis (Threadworm)

Vessels and Containers:

Sellotape slide in slide holder or sterile universal

Sample Requirements:

Apply clear sellotape to the perianal region, pressing the adhesive side firmly against the left and right perianal folds several times. The tape can be wrapped around a tongue depressor to aid collection.
Smooth the tape on to the slide, adhesive side down.

How result is reported:

Results available on screen within 4 working days

Important Information:

Please clearly state relevant clinical details pertaining to the reasons behind taking the sample i.e. hot/pain/red. Samples without relevant clinical details may be rejected.
Please state on form if the patient has had recent foreign travel or if there is a strong suspicion of high risk pathogens as these pose a risk to laboratory staff.