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Test Name: Arthropod Identification (Lice, Mites, Ticks, etc.)
Collection Container: C&S Container
Sample Type: Live or dead arthropod
State travel history or other pertinent information.
Submit dry or in 70% alcohol.
Ticks may be submitted live or dead. If submitting a live tick, include a dampened cotton ball in the container to keep moist.
Live ticks are required for Borrelia culture.