Tick Mailing Instructions:

A dead tick may be sent in a single ziploc bag. If alive, place the tick in two ziploc bags to prevent escape. A container with a tight seal can also be used. Label the bag/container with your name and send the tick with this form via standard US mail.

Please indicate the requested tests: Individual test – $75 Two or more tests – $65 each Except Viruses. ColtiVirus: $195, Heartland Virus: $195, Powassan Virus: $195. All three viruses: $500

We offer the following tests on all species of Ticks

  • Lyme – Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Borrelia hermsii
  • Borrelia afzelii & garinii
  • Borrelia lonestari
  • Borrelia miyamotoi
  • Bartonella species
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Babesia species (excludes B. duncani)
  • Babesia microti
  • Babesia duncani
  • Ehrlichia chaffeensis & canis
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • Ehrlichia ewingii
  • Rickettsia species
  • Rickettsia rickettsiae
  • Rickettsia parkeri
  • Francisella tularensis

Virus Testing – Tick Borne Viruses:

  • Colorado Tick Fever Virus (Coltivirus) – $195
  • Heartland Virus – $195
  • Powassan Virus – $195
  • Bourbon Virus – $195
All four viruses: $600

The tick testing results will be finalized within 1-7 business days from when our laboratories receive the tick. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Pooling Ticks : We can pool up to 4 ticks together for testing. This is not recommended for ticks found on separate individuals. When sending multiple ticks, please specify if the ticks should be tested together or separately.

Do not place any other materials (paper, tissue, cotton balls, water, rubbing alcohol, etc) in the bag/container with the tick. Do not tape the tick. Clongen Laboratories reserves the right to reject any improperly packaged tick.

Incidence of Tick Borne Pathogens based on our experience and internal studies: Borrelia burgdorferi, Rickettsia species, Babesia species, Bartonella species, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum