Tick Testing Zone

If you have found a tick you can send it to our laboratory and have it tested..

Test a Tick


The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) is an academic research lab at the University of Massachusetts. The focus of our research is on infectious diseases, with particular attention to those diseases with transmission cycles that involve other animal species. The general term for these diseases is "zoonosis". Zoonoses come in many kinds and are as diverse as the animal and microbial kingdoms.

Save the Ticks

Click above to watch our two minute video that explains our tick testing service and a bit of background about of "Save the Ticks" campaign. Help us achieve our goal to test more ticks and gain more information about the distribution and abundance of tick-borne pathogens throughout the country.