2053 F –Enve-O, Pinworms in feces

The purpose of this test is to identify pinworms in the intestine. Collect the sample in the morning, before defecation and washing.


1. Sampling kit:

  • A cotton sampling swab.
  • A sampling tube with saline (salt) solution, approx. 0,5 ml.
  • A sealable plastic bag
  • A sticker for recording your personal details.


2. Collecting the sample:

  • Moisten the cotton swab with the saline solution and squeeze the cotton dry against the wall of the sampling tube.
  • Collect the sample right at the anal opening. Roll and press the sampling swab against the skin fairly hard. If any pinworms are visible (about 3 – 12 mm long, white worms), you should also collect them on the sampling swab.
  • Put the swab in the sampling tube, and cut the swab short enough to close the cap properly.
  • Attach a sticker with your personal details on the tube.
  • Write the sampling date and time on the sticker.
  • Put the sampling tube into a plastic bag and close the bag carefully.


3. Storing the sample:

Take the sample to the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably on the same day or the following morning the latest. Store the sample in a cool place, e.g. in a refrigerator (NB! Keep away from foodstuff).


4. Please note:

In order to minimize the risk of infection, please wash your hands carefully with water and soap after collecting the sample. Dispose the container you used for collecting the sample appropriately.

10/9/2018 Klinisk kemi