WTPS and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services thank you in advance for your help in keeping our at risk children informed about this public health problem. Tick-borne diseases are a growing concern in our state.
New Jersey Laboratories has developed a new procedure that allows for the early detection of the Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria that causes Lyme disease. If you want to determine if a tick is a carrier of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, contact New Jersey Laboratories at (732)249-0148 or 1-877-TICK-TEST. Put the tick in a small ziplock sandwich bag with a cotton ball moistened with water. Place a label with your name & address on the ziplock bag and mail to: New Jersey Laboratories, 1110 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Test cost is $60.00, make checks payable to New Jersey Laboratories. Results are mailed approximately ten days from receipt.