A free tick identification and testing service for Department of Defense health care facilities, provided by the APHC.
For additional information or to request services, contact the Tick-borne Disease Lab:
by phone (410) 436-5421 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing available for:
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.