Pinworm (Threadworm) Specimen Collection

Pinworm (Threadworm) Specimen Collection


  • The specimen is best obtained at the beginning of the day prior to showering or taking a bath.
  • You will be given a slide carrier containing a glass slide (labelled with your name and DOB) with a piece of cellotape attached.
  • Peel the cellotape off the prepared slide.
  • Spread the anal folds apart and apply the sticky side of the clear cellotape to the anus.
  • Peel the tape off carefully and press the tape sticky side down onto the glass slide.
  • Place the slide specimen into the slide carrier and ensure it is closed securely.
  • Return the specimen with the request form to the Collection Centre on the same day for transport to the laboratory.

Date Issued: 01/05/2021 PCS-PI-016

Authorised by: HOD, Patient Services