Lyme Organism in Ticks (“Tick Test”)

Test performed on ticks.

CPT Code



Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

Specimen Storage

Place tick in a re-sealable plastic bag with a damp cotton ball or paper towel.

Specimen Transport

Ticks may be mailed or brought in person to the laboratory. A fee of $35.00 (effective July 1, 2019) may be paid by cash, check or most credit cards.

Setup Days

Specimens are processed Thursday mornings. Please submit your tick by the end of business on Wednesday to ensure your tick is included.


If your tick is positive, you will be notified via telephone by the end of business on Friday.

Lab Slip

Lyme Organism in Ticks(PDF: 108 Kb)

Please fill out the lab slip completely. Address and phone number are necessary for reporting.


Contact Information

Public Health Regional Laboratory

Public Health Division

Health Services

Contact us by Phone


3313 Chanate Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Fees for Testing Services