Tick-Borne Disease Diagnostics

The UMass Laboratory for Medical Zoology (LMZ) tests ticks to determine whether or not they carry the pathogens that cause Lyme Disease and ten other tick-borne pathogens.  The fee for individual tests is $50 per disease test, however by ordering combination tests ($50, inclusive), your tick will be identified, then tested for the most common pathogens carried by that tick species.

Test combos include tick identification, photo-documentation, and DNA extraction. To identify the species of your tick, see URI Tick Encounter Identification Chart. But don't worry, if you choose the wrong tick, we'll correct it and only apply the correct test combo for the tick species identified by our technicians.

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Service Provider: 
UMass Amherst
(413) 545-1057