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 Massachusetts 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 2,138 ticks from Massachusetts, 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 am glad to have this service by TickCheck for testing ticks. The only issue I had was the discrepancy between the type of tick they initially told me I had and the final one when I actually sent the tick in to the lab and paid to have it analyzed. So be aware, they are not always accurate with looking at a photo vs. actually having the tick in the lab to analyze. Still, I think it was worth sending it in to be analyzed. Also, it would have been helpful to have that info. on TickCheck website somewhere that a photo may not be sufficient to discerning the type of tick, no matter how good your photo is. In addition, if they would include the accuracy might depend on how engorged the tick is. FYI. All in all, the purpose of testing for Lyme's was accomplished and for that I am grateful because now I don't have to worry about whether or not my son has Lyme's. $50 for peace of mind is worth it.
A quick, easy, and affordable way to check your tick. Before testing even began I was informed of the tick species, which by itself made me less worried. I called in with a few questions before I sent the specimen and was promptly helped. If I find another tick in the future, I know where I'll send it!
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 is a fantastic service. Although we take precautions to avoid getting ticks we can't completely avoid them when we hike in the woods. This service provides peace of mind whether it's knowing a tick tested negative or that I treatment needs to be sought. It's not worth your long-term health. Get it tested!
Was very happy with such a fast response. I sent the tick via priority mail, and the testing was started and complete in less than 30 hours after it was received. I received a report link via email and was able to share with my doctor so a decision can be made quickly regarding treatment options.