Notice: Turn-around-time for results is currently 72 hours upon receipt.

Options for Serological Testing

TickCheck does not offer serological testing. However, our partner Ulta Lab Tests can provide cost-effective and reliable serological tests. After you've received your DNA test results and spoke with your physician, you may consider the following blood tests.

Disclaimer: This should not be taken as medical advice. Medical advice should only be given to you by your preferred medical care provider. This information is only here to aid you with gaining insight on the topic.

If your tick has a positive Borrelia burgdorferi result…

  • The recommended time frame should be anywhere from 4-6 weeks.
  • There’s a window period before the initial infection occurs and when antibodies form.
  • Adequate time between a tick bite and serology testing is important to ensure an accurate result. False negatives are more likely to occur when you test too early.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms it is not recommended to test. In this case you should speak with a physician about your treatment options.

If you had an engorged lone star tick attached…

If your tick has a positive Babesia microti or Babesia duncani result…

If your tick has a positive Ehrlichia chaffeensis result…

If your tick has a positive Rickettsia rickettsii result…

If your tick has a positive Bartonella result…

Remember that these tests should not act as a diagnosis. Instead, they should be a tool for you and your provider in order to form a proper diagnosis and treatment plan that works best for you based on your needs.

Prices listed as of May 9th, 2022 and are subject to change. Prices are set by Ulta Lab Tests.

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