Specimen collection

1 Press the adhesive side of a 10cm length of transparent adhesive tape (Sellotape, Scotch tape, etc.) on the skin in several places around the anal opening. The non-sticky side of the tape can be folded around the end of a tongue depressor or spoon handle for support.

2 Stick the tape to a microscope slide.

3 Place the slide in a slide tray for transport to the laboratory. If the preparation cannot be examined immediately it may be stored at 4°C for a few days without alteration of morphology.

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