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Your healthcare provider can diagnose pinworm infection by simply finding the eggs. The most common way to collect the eggs involves swabbing the anal area with the sticky side of a piece of transparent cellophane tape. Your healthcare provider will then put the tape on a slide and look for the eggs under a microscope.
Last Updated November 05, 2010