Tick Submission

Record of Tick Removal

Here is the information that you should record at the time of tick removal:

Contact individual testing facilities to see if additional information is required.

Proper tick removal:

Using a pair of fine pointed tweezers, grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible, and pull straight up with a steady motion. It may take several minutes for the tick to release. Avoid twisting or squeezing the tick with your fingers, as this may inject the content of the tick's gut into your bloodstream.