Tick Test Description & Pricing

Lyme Disease Only Tick Test – $55.00:
A: We will identify your tick species 
B: Then test for the presence of the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease in your tick specimen sample.

Relevant Tick-borne Diseases Tick Test – $105.00:
A: We will identify your tick species
B: Then test the tick for the most common diseases relevant to that species as listed below: (Including Lyme)

  • Lyme Disease (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.)

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.

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”.

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 8AM to 4PM. No testing will be performed unless full payment is made.

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.

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.

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.

Then send to the address below:

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

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.

Test results will be emailed or sent approximately 5-7 days after receipt. We cannot provide verbal results over the phone.