Submitting Ticks for Identification (Health Care Professionals)

Ticks should be brought to Public Health for identification. Public Health will submit blacklegged ticks for Lyme disease (bacteriological) testing.

Identification results will be supplied within 48 hours to the physician's office and client / patient if identified as a black-legged tick. It will be sent to the National Biological Laboratory for testing of Lyme disease bacteria.

Testing is for surveillance purposes only. Treatment should not be delayed pending test results.

Review the types of ticks in Niagara.

Removing Ticks

Watch a short video about how to remove ticks

Store the tick in a clear, dry container or in a double resealable plastic bag.

Submit a Tick for Identification

Step 1: Complete the online identification form

Step 2: Encourage the patient to deliver the tick to one of our Public Health Offices

For more information, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7767 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)


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