Entomology and Pest Management
Human Tick Test Kit Program 

A free tick identification and testing service for Department of Defense health care facilities, provided by the USAPHC.



Testing available for:

  • Babesiosis
  • Human granulocytic anaplasmosis
  • Human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME)
  • Ewingii ehrlichiosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Spotted fever group rickettsioses

The following information is available by contacting us at the link below.

DOD Human Tick Test Kit Program: A ‘First Alert’ System for CONUS Military Health Care Facilities. This is a concise, one-page advertisement that describes the program in colorful format, and tells you who to contact.

Tick Kit Instructions. This is a one-page instruction sheet that contains information on how to package and mail tick specimens.

Submission of Tick Specimens from Human Tick-Bite Patients. This is a  two-sided, tick submission form.

Guidelines for Use of the Tick Test Kit and Evaluation of Results. This two-page document describes how information on tick species, relative engorgement level, and infection status of the tick relates to disease transmission risk and human health.

Tick Removal Information Sheet.

Request this service or additional information.