The Importance of a Tick Examination

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Once you have found a tick, it is important to undergo a tick examination to ensure you don’t have a contagious disease from the bite. Leczenie boreliozy warszawa usually involve amplification of pathogen specific DNA, called a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). You can submit your tick for examination by sealing it in a plastic bag and mailing it overnight via UPS or priority carrier. Most laboratories will require your name, address, phone number (with area code), and payment. If you’re unsure.

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The time required for a tick examination depends on the number of ticks you have collected throughout the year. During peak tick activity periods, the time may take longer than normal. Once you’ve received a tick, you’ll need to wait at least 72 hours for it to be processed and reported. If you don’t have enough time to wait, you may be able to identify the tick and provide treatment to prevent a recurrence.

While there are no clinical symptoms for tick-borne encephalitis or Lyme disease, you may be exposed to other pathogens from ticks. A positive test doesn’t necessarily mean your dog is infected, but it can help your veterinarian decide the appropriate course of treatment. The test is not a substitute for a doctor’s diagnosis, so you should never use it as a primary diagnosis. However, if you suspect your dog has been exposed to an area with high risk of ticks, it’s best to seek medical attention immediately.