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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.

Turnaround Time

Minimum 24 hours

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) AND TIME(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