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Diagnostic Methods
Diagnostic methodsPros and cons
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