Testing your tick is not a substitute for medical consultation or diagnosis. This test (a.k.a. TickReport) does provide information about risk to you individually. When we look at all the ticks we collect, we can also provide valuable information to the rest of the world. After being bitten by a tick, many people will want to see a healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can only guess whether your tick is a risk based on estimates of how long it has fed and what kind of tick it is. S/he may decide to prescribe an antibiotic based just on your having been bitten. Blood test results may not be possible for weeks after your tick bite. But TickReport can take part of the guesswork out of the visit. Within three business days of receiving your tick (often in the same day), we can give you highly accurate information about what is inside your tick to help make better-informed decisions about protecting yourself from illnesses.

Test my Tick dot com allows tick testing (aka TickReport) to be done on your tick using DNA and RNA tests. It allows you to find out what disease causing organisms the tick carries. We can determine if your tick carries Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Powassan Virus, Tularemia, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Colorado Tick fever, Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, Bartonellosis, Anaplasmosis, STARI, and other diseases. You will also receive identification of the tick species and life stage, high resolution photomicrographs of the tick, and assessment of the ticks feeding status by email. Below is a list of possible organisms that your tick can be screened for. 

Borrelia general species 
(Lyme or relapsing fever- generic)

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato 
(Lyme borreliosis- specific)

Borrelia miyamotoi 
(Hard tick relapsing fever)

Borrelia mayonii 

Babesia microti 
(Babesiosis often found in humans)

Ehrlichia muris-Like Agent 

Anaplasma phagocytophilum 
(Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis; HGA)


Borrelia lonestari 
(Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness; STARI)

Rickettsia rickettsii 
(Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; RMSF)

Francisella tularensis 

Ehrlichia chaffeensis 
(Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis)

Ehrlichia ewingii 
(Human Ehrlichiosis)

Ehrlichia canis 
(Canine (dog) ehrlichiosis)

Bartonella henselae 
(Bartonellosis; Cat scratch fever)

Babesia duncani 

Babesia divergens 

RNA Tests  (viruses)

Powassan virus general species 

Powassan virus (type 2, DTV) 

Heartland virus 

Colorado Tick Fever virus 

Bourbon virus