Stay safe
during tick season

It’s time to be on the lookout for ticks

In addition to the woods and thick, tall, grassy fields, ticks are frequently found in our backyards and on our pets. As we spend more time outdoors, it’s important to keep in mind what can be done to stay safe.

 

Early detection is key

Ticks can transmit serious diseases to humans. While most signs and symptoms of a tick bite can occur within a few days or a few weeks, you might not remember seeing a tick or even being bitten. Common symptoms can include fever, rash, body aches, fatigue, headaches—but not everyone has symptoms, and they can be general. Sometimes, they overlap with other illnesses, too.

If you notice a bite or you’re having symptoms, you need to speak with your doctor about getting tested. Many tick-borne diseases can be treated if caught early. That’s why timely testing is important.

Stay safe out there

Order your FREE tick remover tool from Quest Diagnostics.

Thank you!

Be on the lookout for your tick remover tool in the mail.

Quest Diagnostics is here for you

Want to learn more? Quest Diagnostics is pleased to provide these helpful resources for you and your family.

What parents need to know about ticks and children

Dr. Ralph Cipriani
Infectious Disease Specialist

Ticks and the outdoors—what to look for

Dr. Ralph Cipriani
Infectious Disease Specialist

KNOWING it’s tick season

Patient brochure
Quest Diagnostics

Tick-borne disease a growing problem across the country

Cases of tick-borne diseases, primarily in the spring, summer, and fall in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, continue to be reported in large numbers.

47,743

total reported cases of tick-borne diseases1

33,666

cases of Lyme disease1

50 states

reporting cases of tick-borne diseases1

320%
increase

in number of northeastern US counties having a high incidence of Lyme disease2

Quest Diagnostics offers a wide variety of reliable tests for many different tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines recommend a 2-step lab testing process. Quest requires only 1 blood draw that can be used for both tests—your doctor will decide which test to use based on when you were bitten.

It’s easy to get tested

Because timing is so important when it comes to getting tested and starting the right treatment, we make it easy for you and your family members to get the tests you need right away.

If you find a tick…

or think you’ve been bitten or have symptoms, take these important steps and consider getting tested

Talk to your doctor

Discuss next steps with your doctor

References

  1. Johnson L, Wilcox S, Mankoff J, Stricker RB. Severity of chronic Lyme disease compared to other chronic conditions: a quality of life survey. PeerJ. 2014;2:e322. doi: 10.7717/peerj.322
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tickborne disease surveillance data summary. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/data-summary/index.html

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Stay safe out there

Order your FREE tick remover tool from Quest Diagnostics.

Thank you!

Be on the lookout for your tick remover tool in the mail.

Tick-borne disease a growing problem across the country

Cases of tick-borne diseases, primarily in the spring, summer, and fall in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, continue to be reported in large numbers.

47,743

total reported cases of tick-borne diseases1

33,666

cases of Lyme disease1

50 states

reporting cases of tick-borne diseases<sup “>1

320%
increase

in number of northeastern US counties having a high incidence of Lyme disease2

If you find a tick…

or think you’ve been bitten or have symptoms, take these important steps and consider getting tested

Talk to your doctor

Discuss next steps with your doctor

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