Tick Testing for Lyme Disease and Other Pathogens

Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and other diseases to humans and animals

◦  CVMDL can test ticks for the infectious agents causing Lyme and other diseases using PCR technology

◦  Results of tick testing assists health care providers in offering the most appropriate treatment or avoid unnecessary treatment

All ticks submitted to CVMDL are identified morphologically by species, stage, and degree of engorgement prior to testing. Results are reported within 3-5 business days of receiving the sample.

Please call or visit website for packaging and submission instructions http://cvmdl.uconn.edu/service/tick.php