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Pinworm Sample Submission

To submit a sample:

A. Tape test for Syphacia pinworms

  1. Take a piece of CLEAR, TRANSPARENT (not semiopaque or "Magic") tape approx 1" long and apply firmly over the anus for each rat or mouse
  2. Apply tape (sticky side down) onto microscope slide
  3. Label slide with cage number, rack number
  4. Label slide holder with PI, Building, room number and rack (where appropriate), date, and number of cages and a contact telephone number or email
  6. Call 410-95(5-3273) to notify slides are coming
  7. Leave slides in Ross 454 on counter to right as you enter clearly marked for PINWORM testing

B. Fecal flotation for Aspiculuris pinworms

  1. Collect a fresh fecal sample from each animal (pool multiple samples from one cage into one container, use a separate container for each cage) and label appropriately. Any small container or even a red top blood tube can be used
  2. Leave containers as noted above for Syphacia


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