Submitting your tick is easy! 

Step 1. Order a Universal Tick Test.

Step 2. Complete an online Tick Submission Form.

Step 3. Send in your tick using our Tick Submission Guidelines.

1. Secure each tick (dead or alive) in a Ziploc bag. Keep the body intact. Place  a slightly dampened cotton ball or piece of paper towel/napkin (~ 1-inch x 1-  inch) in the bag with the tick (do not wrap the tick). This will help preserve the tick for identification purposes. If the tick is alive, great! Double-bag it for added security.

2. Write your name and order number on the envelope/bag/or piece of paper.USPS is preferred. We have received both First-Class and Priority mail. 

DO NOT: Use UPS- UPS is not reliable and unable to provide adequate customer service for delivery.
DO NOT: send certified (or signature required) mail as we use a mail box.

DO NOT: use tape to secure the tick.
DO NOT: send medium or large size boxes.
DO: write order# or name/email address/phone # on the specimen bag or paper included in the envelope.

DO: send your specimen in a padded, cardboard or reinforced envelope
DO: transfer your specimen(s) to individual Ziploc bag(s) (rather than a container).
DO: track your envelope when possible
DO: add more postage if the envelope ***exceeds ¼ inch thickness***

            Multiple specimens?

            Scenario 1: Tick bites from a single person: place each specimen (maximum 4) in separate baggies so we recover them all. Order 1 tick test at checkout (Qty 1).

            Scenario 2: Tick bites from different people: place each specimen in separate baggies and label each with a unique identifier for example "John" and "Jane" or "A" and "B". Order more than one  tick test at checkout (Qty. >1).

            **Adjust postage for the additional weight.

3. Send to:

    1612 Laporte Ave. Unit 6
    Fort Collins, CO 80521

*You will be notified by email when your tick has arrived.

*Test Results will be emailed to you within 24-72 hr by choosing Priority Processing at checkout.

Still have questions? No problem. Send us an email and we will get back to you shortly.

Tick Submission Guidelines