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!