Knowing

it’s tick season

Lyme disease is on the rise. Read the Lyme Disease Health Trends Report by Quest Diagnostics.

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise.

In recent years, the number of northeastern US counties identified as having a high incidence of Lyme disease has increased more than 320%.It’s important to protect yourself in the spring, summer, and early fall when ticks are most active. Many tick-borne illnesses can be treated if caught early. That’s why timely testing is so important.

The sooner you know if you have a tick-borne disease, the sooner your doctor can make the kind of healthcare decisions that can help you avoid some of the serious, long-term side effects of tick disease.

Some common symptoms
of tick bites include:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

If you think you’ve been bitten by a tick, ask your doctor for testing by Quest Diagnostics. Quest offers testing options based on how long ago you were bitten. For example, your doctor may consider our PCR acute testing if it has been 14 days or less. After 14 days, our serology testing is appropriate. Take these important steps to get tested:

Talk to your doctor

Ask your doctor to order a test
from Quest Diagnostics

Schedule an
appointment online

Walk-ins are welcome, but
appointments take priority

Patient Service Center Locator

Get tested

Quest Diagnostics can test for
many tick-borne illnesses with a single blood draw

Get your results with MyQuestTM

Discuss with your doctor

Depending on your results, talk to
your doctor by phone or schedule a follow-up visit

Stay safe out there.

Order your FREE tick remover tool from Quest Diagnostics.

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1. Kugeler KJ, Farley GM, Forrester JD, et al. Geographic Distribution and Expansion of Human Lyme Disease, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2015;21(8):1455-1457.
doi:10.3201/eid2108.141878. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/21/8/14-1878_article.

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