Entomogen Inc. aims to complete testing within 5-7 days of receipt of both the sample and payment.
Work requiring a greater urgency (eg. 48 hr turnaround time) can be provided at a surcharge of $75.
Specimens sent for identification should be sent in good condition (as complete as possible) and properly packaged.
The identification of any samples sent for Lyme and/or Babesiosis testing will be verified that they are blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), prior to testing, at no addition cost.
Entomogen Inc. Provides PCR testing services for the detection of Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease spirochete) and for Babesia microti (Babesiosis). This testing is preformed on Ixodes scapularis ticks only.
Multiple Ixodes scapularis ticks from the same animal, can be pooled together when testing.
Any non- Ixodes scapularis ticks that are received will not be tested. Specimens will be retained for 14 days before being discarded. Please contact Entomogen Inc. prior to the expiration of the 14th day if you want the specimen returned.
Entomogen Inc. reserves the right to decline a request for services.