8524: TICK IDENTIFICATION
- Container- Screw Top, Tick, Sterile Container
Turn Around Time
- Tick in sterile container, alcohol preserved preferred
- Tick/arthropod Identification, Insect should be dead and intact for proper identification.
Add alcohol to a sterile container before removing tick for identification.
- Until the tick it dries out. Can be submitted in alcohol.
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|| Identification: Amblyomma species Tick (Lone Star Tick)
This tick transmits Lyme borreliosis and Rocky MountainSpotted Fever, and has been implicated in the transmission
of Tularemia.Identification: Ixodes species Tick Other than Ixodes scapularis (dammini), these ticks are not currently reported to transmit Lyme borrelosis. Amblyomma americanum tick is theprimary vector of both Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii, the agents of Ehrlichiosis, and has been reported as a vector for Tularemia. Dermacentor variabilis has been reported to transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), the disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsia.Ixodes scapularis, formerly Ixodes dammini, is the primary vector for
Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiological agent for Lyme disease, and Babesia microti, the agent of Babesiosis.