Tick Testing Facilities

Ticknology

TICKNOLOGY is a  company offering reliable and affordable tick testing for 8 diseases including, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia mayonii, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehrlichiosis & Tularemia. Low fee tick testing is made possible through the commercial sales of their innovative products and tick removal kits.  Order your test. 

IGeneX, Inc.

IGeneX, Inc. Laboratory offers PCR-based tick testing for a fee. They can determine if the tick that bit a patient was positive for: Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease), Relapsing Fever Borrelia (including B. miyamotoi), Babesia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, and Rickettsia.

US Army Public Health Center

A free tick identification and testing service for all Department of Defense health care facilities, provided by the APHC. For additional information or to request services, contact the Tick-borne Disease Lab: by phone (410) 436-5421 or by email usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.tickcom@mail.mil.

TickEncounter

TickEncounter is a great resource for tick identification. You may also participate in their TickSpotters Citizen Science Project by submitting a photo and information about your tick to help them track tick activity annually. They offer both tick identification services and testing through their partnership with UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology, TickReport which offers tick testing for 19 diseases for a fee. Results are available within 3 business days.

Clongen

Clongen Laboratories is a leader in molecular diagnostics and providing clinical diagnostics, contract research and veterinary diagnostic services.

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

Tick testing for residents of Connecticut. Visit CAES website to find your local health department.

Cost: Free

Imugen

National lab provides testing services for the detection of B. burgdorferi (Lyme Disease spirochete) and B. microti (Babesia parasite) by PCR. This testing is performed on deer ticks only.

Cost: Check lab for fees

University of Maine Cooperative

Tick identification only – they do not test tick specimens for diseases
Cost: Free

New Jersey Laboratories Tick Testing

National lab tests multiple tick species and pathogens
Cost: Check lab for fees

East Stroudsburg University (ESU)

National lab tests multiple tick species and pathogens
Cost: Check lab for fees

UCONN Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

National lab tests multiple tick species and pathogens
Cost: Check lab for fees

UMASS Laboratory of Medical Zoology

National lab order a comprehensive TickReportTM and learn what disease causing microbes the tick may be carrying, including pathogens that cause Lyme disease.
Cost: Check lab for fees

Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS)

For residents of Illinois only. Send in ticks for free tick identification and to support tick research in Illinois. For instructions on mailing ticks, please contact Holly Tuten at htuten@illinois.edu. Click on the headline above to learn more about the INHS Medical Entomology program.
Cost: Free (Illinois residents only)

Limiting Lyme does not provide any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. We recommend that you communicate with a qualified health provider regarding any medical conditions concerning Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

 

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