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Tick Testing Kit #816972

Asked November 28, 2022, 9:16 AM EST

Where can I obtain a tick testing kit. Was bitten by a deer tick, stayed on me for several days, was engorged. My husband removed with tweezers. I have the tick. Would like it tested. Am starting a 7 day course of Doxycyline antibiotic. Will also get a blood test kit at CVS pharmacy, which I understand takes upwards of 3 weeks to determine if Lyme or other tick borne disease. I live in Frederick County, MD; contacted the health department but they do not test the tick.

Frederick County Maryland

Expert Response

Here are some options for you to get your tick tested: 
Tick Encounterhttps://web.uri.edu/tickencounter/testing/


Tick Report: https://www.tickreport.com/   and 

U. of Connecticut : https://cvmdl.uconn.edu/tick-testing/options/

Here is our page on Ticks: 
https://extension.umd.edu/resource/ticks-maryland

Christine
Christine McComas Replied November 28, 2022, 1:53 PM EST

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