Tick Testing

Tick Testing Disclaimer 2018


The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) will test the tick you submit using highly specific and sensitive methods for detecting presence or absence of DNA associated with disease causing pathogens. 

These tests should not be interpreted as a substitute for clinical testing, or consultation with a physician, and they are not intended to provide clinical diagnosis of disease. 

The LMZ does not practice medicine, nor does it provide medical advice. Tick tests provide accurate assessment of infection status of the tick, which is one factor in determining risk of exposure to disease causing microbes.

For more information and instructions on how to submit a tick sample, visit: