*Please See Things To Consider Before Testing Your Tick*

Before Ordering Any Tests



Do NOT Depend on the Standard

Lab Tests for a Lyme Disease Diagnosis!

Standard Lyme Tests Are Missing


Of People Who Have Lyme Disease



Free Tick Tests For Pocono, PA Residents

Free Tick Testing New York Residents

Free Tick Testing Nation Wide



Some Kits Offer On-The-Spot Instant Results; Some Test Kits Are For Lyme Only; Some Test Kits Are For Multiple TB Diseases; Order Test Kits In Advance To Be Ready IF You Are Bitten

Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test Kit- DNA/PCR

You Can Order Kit On Amazon- $27.99 (free shipping with Prime)

OR- Order A Kit Directly From Cutter- $24.99 (plus $4.99 shipping)

Order Kit(s) To Have On Hand To Save Time- Test Results Emailed In 3 Days. No Extra Cost For Test Results With Purchase of Cutter Test Kit. Lyme testing only.

Additional Tick Test Kits

Each Kit Below Has A Different "Deal" Attached- so please read info at the site carefully before making a purchase.

Tic-Kit- $35.99 (Amazon- free shipping with Prime)

No additional fee for obtaining test results. Free shipping label included to mail tick to lab. *Includes laboratory PCR assessment for Babesia, Bartonella, Borrelia and Ehrlichia/Anaplasma. Uses Pharmasan Labs in Osceola, WI.


LymeNator- $14.95 plus shipping (Walmart.com)

Lymenator Instant Tick Test for Lyme-causing bacteria. (No co-infections) *On-site test. No sending ticks to a lab. Results within 10 minutes. Test up to 5 ticks at one time.


Lyme-aid Diagnostic Tick Remover & Testing Kit- $8.99 for kit, PLUS $39.95 for results (Amazon free shipping of kit if you have Prime membership- additional cost to get results currently $39.95) For Humans & Pets


Marshall Tick Releaser Spray & Mail-In Test Kit- $7.02 (*Amazon free shipping) *PLUS ADDED COST FOR TEST RESULTS... YOU CHOOSE TESTS YOU WANT

Labs For Tick Borne Disease Testing

(Humans and/or Tick Testing)

IGeneX, Inc.

Also tests ticks*

Lyme & Other Tick Borne Diseases

Palo Alto, CA

Phone: 1-800-832-3200 Toll free

Fax: 1-650-424-1196

Milford Molecular Diagnostics

Lyme DNA Test

Milford, CT 06460

Phone: 203-878-1438

Galaxy Diagnostics

Bartonella & Other TBD's

Morrisville, NC 27560

Phone: 919-313-9672

DNA Connections

Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719-219-2826

Clongen Laboratories, LLC

Also tests ticks*

Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Phone: 301-916-0173

Advanced Laboratory Services

Lyme Culture Tests

Phone: 855-238-4949

Fry Laboratories, L.L.C.

Tick Borne Diseases

Scottsdale, AZ

Phone: 866-927-8075

Medical Diagnostic Lab, LLC

Tick Borne Diseases

Hamilton, NJ 0869

Phone: 877-269-0090

Ceres Nanosciences

Lyme Urine Test


Phone: 703-722-0731

Immunosciences Lab, Inc.

Lyme & Viruses

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone: 310-657-1077

Tick Chek- Tick Testing Services

Tests ticks only*


East Stroudsburg, PA

Multiple Organisms- Check List Here

Ticknology- Tick Testing Services

Tests ticks only*

Fort Collins, CO 80521


​(970) 305-5587

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory- Tick Testing

Tests Ticks Only*

61 North Eagleville Road

Unit 3203 Storrs, CT 06269-3203

Phone: 860-486-3738

Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station- Tick Testing- Connecticut Residents Only (Must submit the tick to your local health department)

123 Huntington St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: (203) 974-8487

Fax: (203) 974-8502

E-mail: Goudarz.Molaei@ct.gov


Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ)

Fernald Hall, University of Massachusetts

270 Stockbridge Rd.

Amherst, MA 01003

Email- support@tickreport.com



No doctor signature required- they have docs there

Walk In Lab- Order Online

Uses Labcorp or Quest Lab

(No Doctor's Signature Required)

Phone for Information: 800-539-6119

LabCorp: Online lab testing is prohibited in MA, MD, NY, NJ and RI.

Quest Diagnostics: Online lab testing is prohibited in NY, NJ and RI.

Order Your Own Lab Tests

(No Doctor's Signature Needed)

Accesa Labs

23 and Me (genetic testing)

Any Lab Test Now!

Discount Online Blood Chemistry Tests (Uses Quest Lab)

Health One- (Standard tests- not Lyme)

Request A Test


True Health Lab

Ulta Lab Tests

Select Labs Offering

Other Related Tests

Genelex Lab

Liver Enzymes, MTHFR, etc.

3101 Western Ave., Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98121

800-TEST-DNA (800-837-8362) or 800-523-3080

BioHealth Diagnostics

Adrenal Testing

Phone 619-223-7074

Genova Diagnostics

Detox Profile, Hair Testing

Phone 800-522-4762

Meridian Valley

Allergy, Hormone Testing

Phone 425-271-8689


Ion, Urine Testing

Phone 800-221-4640

Saliva Hormone Testing (Men/Women)

Dr. John R. Lee

You can purchase the test kits online and they will be promptly mailed to you with specific instructions.

The kits come from ZRT Laboratory, a respected provider of hormone testing products.

More Information Here

Countries Outside the USA

Tick Testing Kits

CarePlus- Over The Counter Tick Test- Instant Results

Canada & Various Other Counties- See Store Locator

"Use the Care Plus® Tick Test to immediately determine whether the tick is carrying Borrelia bacteria, which causes Lyme disease. This (self-)diagnosis test provides a reliable result within 20-30 minutes."

Labs Outside the USA

Human Testing


Tick Borne Diseases

Augsburg, Germany

Phone: 0049 821 780 931 50

Australia Biologics

Lyme & Other Tick Borne Diseases

Sydney, Australia

02- 9283- 0807

Just because a lab or test kit is listed above does not mean it is an endorsement of the product. We do not receive any perks or money for having these labs or kits listed here. Please do your own research for best results.

Last Updated- July 2019

Lucy Barnes

Some of The Reasons Why Someone Could

Have A False-Negative Lyme Test

Dr. Robert Bransfield

1. Recent infection- before immune response has had time to produce antibodies

2. Antibodies are bound in immune complexes

3. Spirochete encapsulated by host tissue (i.e. lymphocytic cell walls)

4. Spirochete is deep in host tissue (i.e. fibroblasts, neurons, etc.)

5. Blebs in body fluid, no whole organisms needed for PCR

6. No spirochetes in body fluid on day of test

7. Genetic heterogeneity (300 strains, 100 in U.S.)

8. Antigenic variability

9. Surface antigens change with temperature

10. Utilization of host protease instead of microbial protease

11. Spirochete in dormancy phase (L-form) with no cell walls

12. Recent antibiotic treatment for any condition

13. Recent anti-inflammatory treatment

14. Concomitant infection with Babesia may cause immunosuppression

15. Other causes of immunosuppression

16. Lab with poor technical capability for Lyme disease

17. Lab tests not standardized for late stage disease

18. Lab tests labeled "for investigational use only"

19. CDC criteria is epidemiological and is not a diagnostic criteria

20. Lack of standardized control

21. Most controls use only a few strains as a reference point

22. Few organisms are present

23. Encapsulated by glycoprotein "S-layer" which impairs immune recognition

24. "S"- layer binds to IgM

25. Immune deficiency

26. Possible down regulation of immune system by cytokines

27. Revised Western Blot criteria fails to include most significant bands



Difficulty Affording Lyme Testing?

The Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP) is a nationwide patient assistance program offered by Ferndale Foundation in coordination with the Lyme Patients Assistance Group to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need. Please click here for more information.

A false negative Lyme test is a disadvantage in several ways.

1. Your health care professional may not realize you could still have Lyme disease and not treat you as a result.

2. False negative tests can cause a delay in obtaining a proper diagnosis. Not receiving proper treatment in the early stages allows a complex infectious organism to spread throughout your body, making your condition worse and allowing it to advance to later stages. This, in turn, makes Lyme disease more difficult and expensive to treat.

3. You may be improperly diagnosed with fibromyalgia, CFS, MS, Parkinson's, ALS, ADD, depression and other disorders when in fact Lyme disease is the underlying culprit.

4. Having a negative test provides the insurer another reason to deny your medications and any further testing or treatment for Lyme disease.

Johns Hopkins Lyme Test Study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1248466/pdf/0742-05.pdf

Over the years more health care professionals have stopped using the standard "insurance approved" tests and are sending blood samples to labs that specialize in tick borne disease testing. If you would like to use a specialty lab to aid in the diagnostic process, you can have a test kit sent to you upon request.

Approximately $500 MILLION is spent on the

3.4 MILLION substandard Lyme tests

performed in the USA each year.

What a huge waste of money!

According to a study from Johns Hopkins, Lyme tests they recommend miss approximately 75% of the patients who have Lyme disease. Other sources have determined the number missed could be as high as 90%. Remember, a negative test does not exclude the diagnosis of Lyme disease!

Update- The 2006 IDSA Guideline editor, Paul Auwaerter, and more than one of the IDSA Lyme disease guideline authors (panel) are from, or are currently working at Johns Hopkins. Paul Auwaerter was also a co-author on the 2005 John Hopkins study proving the tests for Lyme disease were grossly substandard, yet he continues to insist one or more tests should read positive before being treated for Lyme disease.

Update- Paul Auwaerter (Hopkins) is still on the warpath, attempting to stop doctors from ordering tests for Lyme disease from labs that his colleagues don't have patents on. Click here for more information.

Update- 2016- Paul Auwaerter (Hopkins) continues to insist on the use of 2-tier testing when it has been proven in studies and clinical use that the tests are basically garbage and are not to be trusted. Click here for more information.

Update- 2017- IDSA authors and a long time supporter published another trashy un-scientific article attacking Lyme patients, Lyme treating doctors, Lyme labs, the media, politicians and any tests other than the ones they promote- calling them "fake tests". Our response to their "fake" everything article is here.

Attorney General's Investigation

May 1, 2008

"The IDSA's 2006 Lyme disease guideline panel undercut its credibility by allowing individuals with financial interests -- in drug companies, Lyme disease diagnostic tests, patents and consulting arrangements with insurance companies -- to exclude divergent medical evidence and opinion."

Last Update- July 2019

Lucy Barnes