Powassan Virus Testing

Powassan virus is a tickborne flavivirus that was first discovered in Powassan Ontario in 1958 when the virus was isolated from the brain tissue of a fatal pediatric encephalitis case. Though Powassan virus was first discovered in Ontario there has been limited...

The value of tick testing

Every couple of months, we have these stories come through of somebody who has been bitten by a tick that otherwise wouldn’t have sought medical attention until they see their Geneticks tick report. Often, they are accompanied by other indicators of Lyme disease,...

Should ticks be tested?

While it is a personal decision whether or not to get a tick tested, we recommend that ticks that have been attached to a person be submitted for testing. Testing the tick can be helpful to determine if any pathogens are present in the tick that may require treatment,...

The founding of Geneticks

Geneticks was founded in 2018 by Justin Wood, who was diagnosed with late disseminated Lyme disease in 2015. Justin has an extensive background in genetics, having graduated with biology degrees from Queen’s University (B.Sc.H) and the University of Calgary (M.Sc.)...