Submit a Tick for Testing

To submit a tick for testing, please follow these steps:

  1. Safely remove the tick(s) by following these instructions
  2. Place tick(s) in a sealable bag or plastic container with a firmly closing lid.
  3. Purchase tick testing (below) and indicate what options you wish to have your tick(s) tested for, then proceed through the online checkout process.
  4. Record your order number on the sealable bag or plastic container, and place it in an envelope.
  5. Mail the envelope to one of our two locations* (you will receive a confirmation email with mailing instructions once you have completed your tick testing order).

*Please note that we strongly suggest you use a trackable service through Canada post or a Courier service (FedEx, UPS) to ensure your tick arrives on time at our location.

How To Safely Remove a Tick:

  1. Using a pair of fine-tipped tweezers, gently grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible.
  2. Taking care not to squeeze the body, grasp the tick by the mouthparts and pull directly up and out of the skin.
  3. Once the tick has been removed, wash the area with soap and water, followed by an antiseptic.
  4. Check to ensure that no pieces of the tick have remained embedded in the skin.

Purchase Tick Testing:

Tick Testing test for lyme and other pathogens

If you have a question about submitting a tick or would like to inquire about testing for additional pathogens, please contact us at info@geneticks.ca or though our Contact form.