Notice Lab Closure
The lab will be closed September 26th, 2023 to October 12th, 2023. All specimens arriving during this time will be processed on October 13th.
Tick bite? Order a Universal Tick Test online and mail your tick directly to our laboratory for the detection of Lyme and other tick-borne disease. No kit required.
Universal Tick Test
3 Easy Steps
$60 -Results in 24-72 hr (weekends included)
$40 -Results in 3 business days
|PATHOGEN TESTED||HUMAN DISEASE|
|Borrelia general species (Lyme, Relapsing fever, B. lonestari)||Borreliosis|
|Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato)||Lyme disease|
|Borrelia mayonii||Lyme disease|
|Borrelia miyamotoi||Relapsing fever|
|Bartonella general species||Cat scratch disease & trench fever|
|Anaplasma phagocytophilum||Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA)|
|Rickettsia rickettsii||Rocky Mtn. spotted fever|
|Rickettsia parkeri||Spotted fever rickettsiosis|
Powassan, Colorado Tick Fever Virus and other rare pathogen testing:
We offer additional testing for other tick-borne bacteria and viruses. We may recommend one or more of these tests if a rare, nonpathogenic or uncharacterized pathogen is suspected. For details: Patient Resources
"Ticknology, what is the worst way to store and ship a dead or dying tick?"
Answer: water + time = decomposition. For PCR testing, do not send a dead or dying tick wrapped in or against a wet paper towel or in pooling water. When in doubt- dry-it-out.
Universal Tick Test
Universal Tick Testing includes:
- All Lyme (B. burgdorferi) tests are repeated at no extra charge.
- All samples are saved for 1 year.
- Free tick identification.
- Results are emailed to you within 24-72 hr by choosing PRIORITY option at checkout (*additional charges may apply).
- Testing service offered to continental US residents only.
Tick Submission Guidelines
•Place your tick in a Ziploc bag and mail it to Ticknology (see Tick Submission Guidelines for details).
•Check email regularly (inbox/junk/clutter). Emails will be sent to the address you provide with payment.