• Entomogen Inc. normally charges for identifications and information provided
  • Charges are based on the estimated time required to fulfill a request, and includes all associated costs
  • Entomogen Inc. aims to complete requests within 72 hours of receipt of both the sample and full payment, work that requires greater urgency will have a surcharge
  • Specimens sent for identification should be in good condition (as complete as possible) and properly preserved and packaged - as per Instructions provided on this website
  • Specimens sent for identification will be retained by Entomogen Inc. unless their return is specifically requested
  • Entomogen Inc. reserves the right to decline a request
  • 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.