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Diagnostic methods

Parasitological diagnosis
The female pinworms deposit their eggs on the perianal skin. Therefore they are not usually found in faecal samples. The adequate method to detect eggs is the cellulose tape test.
Adult female worms (8–13 mm long) may be seen around the anus or on the surface of a stool sample.

Molecular diagnosis

No tests developed

Antigen detection
No tests available

Antibody detection
Serology has no diagnostic value


Diagnostic strategies

Besides parasitological examination, no alternative strategy is needed.