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Tick Testing and Information

Tick Testing

Monroe residents may bring ticks to the Monroe Health Department to be identified and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. There is a $5 fee (cash or check) for the identification and mailing costs. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 am -4:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.

To help facilitate the identification and testing please bring this completed form with you and place the tick in a Ziploc bag (ticks on tape, glue, alcohol, etc. cannot be tested).

Residents who bring in ticks have the opportunity to participate in a tick bite prevention study if they choose. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What are the ticks tested for?

Ticks are tested for the agents that cause Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis.

  1. How long does this process take?

Turnaround time for results varies between 2 and 6 weeks, depending on the season. Please note, all ticks will be identified by the Monroe Health Department but only ticks that were found on humans will be sent for testing.

  1. How do I remove a tick safely?

For more information about how to safely remove a tick, check here.

  1. What is Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis?

For more information about diseases that ticks carry in Connecticut, check here.


For more information about the CT tick testing program, check here