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Public Health Regional Laboratory: Tick Test for Lyme Disease

If you have been bitten by a tick, you can have it tested for the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi). Please place the tick in a resealable plastic bag with a damp cotton ball. Please do not tape the tick to a piece of paper as it can be difficult to remove.

The tick may be submitted to the lab:

Ticks are tested on Thursdays so please have your tick to us by the end of business on Wednesday to ensure your tick is tested that week.

We will call you by 5:00 p.m. on Friday is your tick tests positive. We will mail you the report to the address you provide regardless of the result.

If you have any questions, please call the lab at (707) 565-4711.


For more information, please contact:
Public Health Regional Laboratory
3313 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4711
Fax: (707) 565-7839

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