Free Tick Testing


March 2018- UPDATE- Message from Lab  
"Due to the overwhelming response of our Citizen Science Tick Testing project, we are suspending this program until further notice." 

February 2016-  Typically we do NOT recommend testing ticks for a variety of reasons, one is the cost involved ($400-$600 per tick).  The preferred method when bitten by a tick is to get it right and TREAT THE BITE!

However, since this project is not charging for tick testing (it is FREE) and it is designed to help map ticks and diseases they carry across the USA, we ask that you participate.  Simple instructions are provided below. 

Ticks can be ones that were attached to you, unattached (found crawling on clothing or in a natural settings), or taken off your pets or other animals.  To see how to properly remove an attached tick click here.

The lab states your tick test results should be emailed to you within five days, however, I wouldn't depend on it.    UPDATE May 2016-  Lab now says it will take 7-10 business days to get your results and some people are reporting a 2 week wait or longer at this time.


Get It Right!

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!  To prevent more tick bites please review the "Prevention" page found here.  To learn more about the tick borne diseases, please click here.


Laboratories Testing Ticks for Pathogens


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
Relapsing Fever 


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


Analytical Services, Inc.

Tick Testing 

130 Allen Brook Lane

Williston, VT 05495

(800) 723-4432

Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) ONLY-  $65 per tick

More Information & Forms 


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




315 Norwood Park South

Norwood, MA 02062

(800) 246-8436


$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



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


Tick Chek- Tick Testing Services


East Stroudsburg, PA

Multiple Organisms- Check List Here