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Microbiome Testing on Ticks

Close up Macro of Deer Tick Crawling on Skin

Help us! Send in your ticks.

Lyme disease, one of the biggest epidemics facing America today, is carried by a tiny tick. These ticks also carry other microbes that can cause horrific diseases, which have also been on the rise.

We at the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing are fighting back against these diseases, studying the ticks and the pathogens they carry using comprehensive high-resolution microbiome analyses. From these analyses, we can put together a comprehensive map of which regions harbor ticks carrying these various microbes and where the microbes tend to circulate in our communities.

To continue our research, we need YOUR help. If you find a tick on yourself, a friend or a pet, please take five minutes to complete the form (see below) and mail it, along with the tick, to us. Instructions for properly storing the tick for mailing are included on the form.

Your efforts will help in combating one of the biggest rising epidemics facing our society and set us toward finding a cure!

Download Microbiome Testing on Ticks Form [PDF]

Mass Spectrometer Source at the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP) lab.