Tick Identification

Learning about the ticks that inhabit your area can help protect you and your family from exposure to tick borne diseases.

If you’ve just found a tick on yourself, a loved one, or a pet, NJ Labs can help. Simply send us your tick, and we’ll provide a complimentary tick identification with your test order to determine if the tick carries the bacteria that transmit Lyme disease or other tick-borne illnesses. Our tick guide may also be helpful in determining what type of tick has been encountered.

Other Tickborne Disease

Tick speciesDisease Testing Panel
American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)Lyme, Rickettsiosis, Tularemia
Brown Dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus)Lyme, Rickettsiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis
Deer tick (Ixodes scapularis)Lyme, B. Miyamotoi, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis
Gulf Coast tick (Amyblyomma maculatum)Lyme, Rickettsiosis, Ehrlichiosis
Lone Star tick (Amyblyomma americanum)Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, Tularemia
Rocky Mountain Wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni)Lyme, Rickettsiosis, Tularemia
Western Blacklegged tick (Ixodes Pacificus)Lyme, B. Miyamotoi, Anaplasmosis

Tick Tests & Pricing

Testing Fee is

$55 for Lyme disease;

$105 for Relevant Testing (includes Lyme).

Please choose what test you would like: Lyme Disease Relevant Tests Please make the check out to “New Jersey Laboratories”.

We also accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX payments. Multiple ticks on the same person can be composited and tested in a single test. Ticks found on different individuals must be tested individually.

Please do not use tape, antibiotic ointment, alcohol or Vaseline to remove the tick. Please do not freeze the tick. Results will be emailed or sent by regular mail approximately 10 business days after receipt. We do not provide verbal results. Please send each tick in a small zip-locked sandwich bag.

Place a moistened cotton ball with water in with the tick. Place your name and address (an address label works as well) on the outside of the zip-locked bag.

Mail the tick, check, and this form to:

New Jersey Laboratories c/o Tick Login

1110 Somerset Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

*Ticks may also be dropped off with this form filled out on

Mon – Friday between 8am and 4pm