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 Virginia 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 2,003 ticks from Virginia, 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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The online ordering process was very clear. Good advice for overnight delivery. Email notifications for each step of the process. Prompt lab processing. Clear summary of results. Nice work!
We found a tick on our daughters back that looked a bit engorged and panicked a bit over how long it had been attracted to her. Luckily I found this company online in a quick search of places I could send it in for testing. Their prices were comparable to the others h it their turn around time was a bit faster. I over nighted the specimens in and got a response the following day with the results. Negative on all accounts thankfully, very happy with how quickly things were handled. Highly recommend.
Very easy and straightforward process to order testing and send in the sample. In our case we received results in half the estimated time so we were thrilled. We appreciated the very fast service and clear communication via email, thank you!
I submitted an engorged deer tick I found on my dog just before Thanksgiving. I was skeptical of using a tick test service, but I was very concerned about the size of the tick, knowing it had been there long enough to transmit Lyme. I didn’t have a lot of time to decide if I wanted results prior to traveling, and at that time of year it’s already very stressful, so I overnighted the tick and got my results back in just over 24 hours after I received confirmation that the tick was received. I was VERY grateful to have the results clearly sent to me via text and email that the tick was fortunately negative for any pathogens it was tested for. It was mainly the closure that I needed to put my mind at ease, but I am of course extremely grateful that it was a negative result. I highly recommend this service!
Bit by a female deer tick in my house in Clarence, NY in Nov 2021. TickCheck told me it was on me for 100 hours! Thankfully, they returned my report in about 36 hours after receiving the tick, telling me all 10 or so test were negative. Best $99.99 I ever spent! The company is professional and quick. Will sleep well tonight!