Test performed on ticks.
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Place tick in a re-sealable plastic bag with a damp cotton ball or paper towel.
Ticks may be mailed or brought in person to the laboratory. A fee of $31 may be paid by cash, check or most credit cards.
Specimens are processed Thursday mornings. Please submit your tick by the end of business on Wednesday to ensure your tick is included.
If your tick is positive, you will be notified via telephone by the end of business on Friday.
Lyme Organism in Ticks (pdf)
Please fill out the lab slip completely. Address and phone number are necessary for reporting.
For more information, please contact:
Public Health Regional Laboratory
3313 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4711
Fax: (707) 565-7839