The results of any pathogen testing in ticks should not guide disease diagnoses and treatment. Tick testing has limitations. A negative result does not mean the pathogen is not there, it may be below the level of detection and it doesn’t mean that you still can’t get sick. A positive test does not mean that the tick passed any pathogens to you, just that there was the potential for exposure. See your healthcare provider if you develop flu-like symptoms or a rash within 30 days of a tick bite or develop symptoms after known exposure to tick infested areas.
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Michigan Lyme Disease Association
If you are bitten by a tick, live in Michigan and can’t afford to have the tick tested, please contact the MLDA for assistance.
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