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Test Code SCOT Scotch Tape Preparation

Specimen Type

Perianal area scotch tape preparation

Container/Tube

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Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC collection instructions.

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Use transparent tape (not magic tape). Loop tape over end of tongue depressor and press gummy surface against perianal region. Transfer tape to glass slide, sticky side down. Place slide in a sterile container. The best
time for collection is a few hours after patient retires or first thing in the morning. 4-6 negative tapes may be needed to rule out infection.
Specimen Transport:   7 days  , no refrigeration

See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

  • “Intestinal”, Table 2 PARASITOLOGY

Additional Information

Call Microbiology lab (2-6133) for information on proper
collection and transport.

Fee Code

30687172

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday. Specimen processed same day if received in Microbiology lab by 4 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday by 1 PM.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Not Available

CPT

87172

Reference Values

Negative

Specimen and Container/Tube

Perianal area scotch tape preparation

Transport Instructions

See UCMC
collection instructions.