FREE TICK TESTING

FREE TICK TESTING

May 2017- 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 send them your tick and participate in their study. 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 a 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 2017- Reports of results taking 30 days to arrive are not uncommon.

IF YOU ARE BITTEN

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT

FOR THE RESULTS TO BE TREATED!

Get It Right!

www.TreatTheBite.com

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.

Instructions and Form to Complete

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

To prevent tick bites please review the "Prevention" page found here.

To learn more about tick borne diseases, please click here.

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

More Information & Form

http://www.igenex.com/files/ticktest.pdf

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 burgdorferi) ONLY- $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/

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