Tick Identification Resources
To combat the threat of tick-borne diseases to the
residents of Monmouth County, the Tick-borne Diseases
Program of the Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination
Commission provides the service of Tick Identification
and Testing as part of an on-going research program.
Ticks that are identified as the black-legged
tick can also be tested for infection with the Lyme
disease spirochete. The tick can be tested whether it
is alive or dead. There is a $25.00 fee to cover the
cost of the laboratory test.
The tick identification
and test results do not represent the diagnosis of disease
in humans or animals. Identification of the tick species
and test results can provide helpful information to
you and your health care provider in evaluating and
making diagnostic/treatment decisions. The identification
and analysis of a submitted tick does not rule out the
possibility that you may have had other undetected tick
bites. Actual clinical symptoms should never be discounted
based on the tick identification and test results.
More information can be found at the Monmouth
County Mosquitio Extermination Commission website.