Before you submit a tick for testing, you should positively identify the species of tick, the sex and/or stage of development of the tick, and get an accurate estimate of how long it has been attached and feeding. This information will help you select which disease pathogen tests, if any, to proceed with. If you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Specimen Evaluation Form to obtain this information from an expert IdentifyUS entomologist. We make it quick & easy for you to get an answer on what kind of tick bit you - all you have to do is send us clear, close-ups photos of your tick or the actual physical specimen. We immediately email you an answer usually within a few minutes. With that information in hand, come back to this form if you still want to proceed with disease pathogen testing. Share the results of our specimen evaluation with your physician if you are concerned about infection. 

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