FREE TICK TESTING

FREE TICK TESTING

February 2016-  Typically we do NOT recommend testing ticks for a variety of reasons.  The preferred method is to get it right and TREAT THE BITE!

However, since this project is not charging for the tick testing and it is designed to help map ticks and diseases they carry across the USA, we ask that you participate.  Instructions are provided on how to package the tick before shipment and the form required to be submitted with the tick can be printed from your computer.  

Ticks can be attached to you (please take them off before shipping- unless you are in need of an Arizona vacation), unattached (found crawling on clothing or in natural settings), from your pets or other animals.

The literature states your tick test results should be emailed to you within five days.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT FOR THE RESULTS 
TO SEEK OR RECEIVE TREATMENT!

Mail Ticks To
Nathan Nieto 
Assistant Professor Microbiology Department of Biological Sciences
617 S. Beaver Street
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Directions:  Put your tick in a small Ziploc baggie with a moist cotton ball or piece of wet paper towel. Include the document (form linked below) with your tick. Put the baggie and the document in a small padded envelope. 



Thank you for helping to advance our knowledge about Lyme and tick borne diseases!

Laboratories Testing Ticks for Pathogens

 

Preferred Lab 
IGeneX, Inc.
795 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(800) 832-3200

Up to 20 ticks per batch
Multiple Tests- Each Test You Order Is $68.00

Lyme Disease (B. burgdorferi) 
Babesiosis (B microti and/or B duncani) 
Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia)
Bartonella henselae
Rickettsia
Relapsing Fever 

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Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

61 North Eagleville Road

Unit 3203 Storrs, CT 06269-3203 

Phone: 860-486-3738 

Fax: 860-486-2737


Deer Tick: 1-Panel PCR- Borrelia burgdorferi - $50.00

4-Panel PCR (Human Host) - Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, Borrelia miyamotoi - $120.00

3-Panel PCR (Non-Human Host) - Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia miyamotoi - $100.00

Dog Tick: 3-Panel PCR (Any Host) - Francisella tularensis, Rickettsia rickettsii, Ehrlichia species - $100.00

Lonestar Tick: 3-Panel PCR (Any Host) - Francisella tularensis, Ehrlichia species, Borrelia lonestari - $100.00

Brown Dog Tick: (Non-Canine Host) - Rickettsia rickettsii - $50.00

2-Panel PCR (Canine Host) - Rickettsia rickettsii, Ehrlichia species - $80.00


More Information & Forms

http://cvmdl.uconn.edu/forms/ACCDOC007%20Tick%20Submission%20Form%20fillable%2012716.pdf


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Analytical Services, Inc.

Tick Testing 

130 Allen Brook Lane

Williston, VT 05495

(800) 723-4432

Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferiONLY-  $65 per tick

More Information & Forms  http://www.analyticalservices.com/tick-testing.html 

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Connecticut Pathology Laboratories

1320 Main St., Ste 24

Willimantic, CT 06226

(860) 450-1823            

Individual Test (Borrelia, Anaplasma, or Babesia): $50.00 

2-Test Panel (Borrelia and Anaplasma, Anaplasma and Babesia, Borrelia and Babesia): $80.00 

3-Test Panel (Borrelia, Anaplasma, and Babesia): $100.00

Call number above for forms and instructions

 

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Imugen

315 Norwood Park South

Norwood, MA 02062

(800) 246-8436

DEER TICKS ONLY

$75.00 for B. burgdorferi (Lyme Disease spirochete)

$75.00 for B. microti (Babesia parasite)

$98.00 for both B. burgdorferi and B. microti

More Information & Forms

http://www.imugen.com/tick_testing.html

 

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Clongen Laboratories 

211 Perry Pkwy #6

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301) 916-0173

Multiple Organisms

Individual test (see list at website) – $75 two or more tests – $65 each except viruses.  ColtiVirus: $195, Heartland Virus: $195, Powassan Virus: $195.  All three viruses: $500

More Information & Forms

https://www.clongen.com/clinical-diagnostics-services/tick-testing-information/