In addition to Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi), ticks can transmit other species of Borrelia, and other disease causing organisms such as Babesia, Rickettsia, Bartonella, and Anaplasma.
Instructions for shipping live or dead ticks
Do not use tape to immobilize the tick or ticks you captured.
Do not use formalin to preserve captured ticks as it will have a negative impact on PCR test results.
We can pool up to 4 ticks together for testing. This is not recommended for ticks found on separate individuals. When sending multiple ticks, please specify if the ticks should be tested together or separately.
Fill out the Tick Submission Form by downloading from the “Tick Submission Form” link on the left menu bar.
Include the patient’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address and, if you wish, your physicians name and contact information if you would like a copy of the report faxed to him/her. We will send you the final report in PDF format and you will receive a hard copy of the report along with a receipt.
Include a $75 check with the tick or an authorized credit card form.
Please call us if you have any questions:877-256-6436 (CLONGEN) or 301-916-0173