Lyme disease, the most common tickborne disease in the United States, can cause fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
TickCheck™ can determine with 99.99% accuracy if the tick that bit you carries Lyme or 10 additional tick-borne diseases. Here's how it works:
Symptoms of Lyme appear days or weeks after the initial bite. Only tick testing enables you to determine if you were exposed to a tick-borne disease before symptoms ever appear, allowing you to discuss proactive treatment options with your doctor. Get your tick tested now!
Lyme disease is the most common disease transmitted by tick bites, and Connecticut is a high-risk region. Symptoms commonly mimic influenza and arthritis, and may develop into serious neurological or cardiac conditions.
Who are we? TickCheck.com is a collaboration with East Stroudsburg University's Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory in Pennsylvania.
We're a full-service University DNA laboratory, and have been testing ticks since 2006. And since 2014, we've tested 635 ticks from Connecticut, and much more nationwide. Have questions? Read our FAQ or give us a call at 1-866-713-TICK!Test Your Tick Now »
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I used TickReport last year and was satisfied but they've discontinued their service. I'm pleased to say TickCheck is a worthy alternative. About the same price and similar fast turnaround. Professional and transparent process, easy to purchase, communications are provided at each step, and easy to understand report.
Great website and customer service. They keep you updated about the progress and our test results were sent very quickly. Always save the tick and send it in for testing because this saved us a lot of money not having to test our family member for a number of infections besides Lyme!! We actually had a very stupid Dr try to tell us that "the CDC doesn't recommend testing ticks" and was not going to give us the tick that he removed. The earlier you are able to treat an infected patient the better the outcome will be so this is a very valuable service! Thank you!
This program is impressive. They responded, over a weekend, within an hour of sending a tick photo for identification. Their testing is also prompt and thorough. They received the ticks I sent and within 24 hrs and I had a report with the result analysis. They were available to ask questions about shipping. Their pricing is competitive. I paid $100 to have three ticks tested for several pathogens. Since this is a University affiliated program you can also be assured you are getting what you pay for unlike some of the other tick testing companies out there I had looked into that are not as well respected and reliable. I definitely recommend TickCheck. The peace of mind was worth the $100 and they made the process very easy!
Ohno! I got bit by a tick again! I've already had a bout of Lyme Disease! I wanted to get this tick checked for any diseases, so I researched online for a lab. Most of the labs near me were not testing for many of the diseases that the ticks can carry. I wanted the peace of mind regarding what I might have been exposed to. In my search I came across TickCheck. They would identify the tick and test for many diseases. I paid my fee, sent it out, and then the wait began. Imagine my surprise that in less than one week, I had all my answers! This tick was identified as the species that could carry diseases, so they next checked for all of these. NEGATIVE!!! My peace of mind was restored really fast! If you need a tick tested, get your peace of mind fast by using this lab. Hopefully I'll never again need their services, but if I'm ever bitten again, I'll most definitely use them! They even sent me a FREE tick removal card that fits in my wallet! Thank you TickCheck!
Worth every penny for the peace of mind it provides. Super fast service and great communication. Will definitely, unfortunately (yuck ticks), use again.