Tick Identification & Testing

The Monmouth County Mosquito Commission (MCMEC) currently provides the service of tick identification and testing for the residents of Monmouth County. The Tick Identification and Testing Service serves as a first alert for people receiving a tick bite. Ticks must be submitted in person at the MCMEC facility located in Tinton Falls. Ticks can be tested for the causative agent of Lyme disease utilizing a DNA based technique known as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The identification of the tick is free, but there is a $25 fee to cover the cost of testing the tick for the Lyme disease-causing organism.

Additional information on the tick identification and testing service can be found online.