Our Test Ticks relevant tick testing includes the following

Did you know that only Deer Ticks carry Lyme Disease? But other species of ticks carry other types of pathogens. The Test Ticks test will properly identify your tick. Then in addition to Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi), we will also test for the other most common tickborne pathogen groupings relevant to that tick and to which that tick species is known to carry including:

  • Babesiosis (Babesia microti)
  • Tickborne Relapsing Fever (Borrelia miyamotoi)
  • Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma phagocytophilum)
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsia)
  • Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
  • Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia spp.)

These are the most common tickborne pathogen groupings that are relevant to all known tick species according to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC).

Because we believe it is so important to properly safeguard your health from the real risk of the multiple tickborne pathogens that are out there, we wanted to remove price as an obstacle to getting relevant tick testing. You can pay anywhere from $100 to $200 for similar relevant tick testing from other labs but with Test Ticks you’ll pay only $89.99.  Compare us and see! 

Relevant Tick Testing 

Only $89.99

We will test for the other most common tickborne pathogen groupings relevant to that tick and to which that tick species is known to carry.

For example, here is a table of the most common diseases associated with each tick:

Tick Species Disease 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

Comprehensive Tick Testing

Only $149.99

The comprehensive test will test for ALL of the most common tickborne pathogen groupings regardless of tick species. 

  • Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi)
  • Babesiosis (Babesia microti)
  • Tickborne Relapsing Fever (Borrelia miyamotoi)
  • Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma phagocytophilum)
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsia)
  • Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
  • Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia spp.)

Next Time be Prepared With Our TickSURE! Tick Sample Collection Kit! 

Only $9.99!

  • Contains everything you need to remove a tick and send it back to our lab for testing including online registration and prepaid shipping envelope. (NOTE: COST OF TEST NOT INCLUDED).
  • Using our TickSURE! kit to register and send your next tick back to our lab entitles you to discounted TickSURE! relevant tick test price the next time you need a tick tested. 
  • A hassle free way to get a tick tested with easy online registration and prepaid shipping. If you are a frequent hiker, picnicker or camper, our TickSURE! tick sample collection kit is for you! 

*We do not test for STARI nor do we test for other extremely rare tick-borne diseases where there is no accepted method for testing.

**Find multiple ticks on a person or pet at the same time?  No problem!  We will test up to 5 ticks found on the same person or pet for the same price. Multiple ticks on the same person can be composited and tested in a single test but ticks found on different individuals must be tested individually.

NJ Labs is not a medical facility and our tests are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease because our testing is performed on the tick, not the pet or person. You should consult with a doctor or a vet to obtain proper diagnosis and/or treatment. Further, you understand that testing of ticks for potential tick-borne pathogens is a destructive process and that your tick specimen cannot be saved or sent to another lab once testing has been initiated.

** We currently only test for the diseases listed above. **

PAYMENT
We accept all major credit cards. We also accept checks. Please make the check out to “New Jersey Laboratories”.

**Please make sure payment is made (Sending in a Check or Paying with Credit Card) before sending your tick in for testing.

REFUND POLICY
New Jersey Laboratories has a no questions asked refund policy which means that you can cancel the test and obtain a full Refund any time before testing has begun on your tick specimen sample, no questions asked. Refunds are not possible after testing has begun on your tick specimen sample because testing of ticks to extract DNA is a destructive process. The tick specimen cannot be saved or sent to another lab once testing has been initiated.

PROCEDURE
If you choose to drop the tick off in-person at our lab, you can leave the sample to be tested, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. No testing will be performed unless full payment is made.

Do not use tape, alcohol, Vaseline or antibiotic ointment to remove the tick. Tweezers work best. Also do not freeze or try to flatten/squeeze the tick. If you have used any of these methods, please send your tick with a check or select pay by phone to use a credit card. Please explain in the Comment/Note section what method you sued and request us to verify your tick has not been compromised before payment is processed.

Pack each tick in a small zip-lock bag packed with a water moistened cotton ball. Please ship the tick in a nice padded envelope.

IMPORTANT! Please put your name and email address (an address label works best) on the outside of a zip-locked bag containing your tick sample.

Then send to the address below:

Test Ticks by NJ Labs
c/o LOGIN
1110 Somerset St
New Brunswick NJ 08901

Test results will be emailed or sent within 10 business days after receipt. We cannot provide verbal results over the phone.