Tic Kit

$55.99 $75.99

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

The TIC-KIT provides peace-of-mind with a safe and effective tick removal tool and a highly accurate laboratory assessment of the tick.

The TIC-KIT tests for the
most important pathogens
in tick borne diseases.
Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme)       

Borrelia species:
Borrelia burgdorferi is the common bacterial species causing Lyme disease. It is mostly found in North America, but also exists in Europe. B. burgdorferi was the first microbe shown to cause Lyme disease, displaying the classical Lyme symptoms. Since then, other sub strains of Borrelia (B. afzelii, B.garinii, B. sensu stricto) have been identified as causing Lyme disease symptoms and are included in TIC-KIT.

Bartonella species:
Bartonella microbes are transmitted by insects such as ticks, fleas, sand flies, and mosquitoes. B. henselae and B. quintana, the most common, are included in TIC-KIT.

Ehrlichia species:
Ehrlichia (sometimes called anaplasma) is a genus of rickettsiales bacteria spread by ticks. Several species can cause an infection in humans known as ehrlichiosis. The disease can be mild or life-threatening in severely ill patients with low white blood cell count, low platelet count, anemia, elevated liver enzymes, kidney failure and respiratory insufficiency. Older people or people with suppressed immune systems are more likely to be hospitalized. In addition, deaths occurring with ehrlichiosis have been reported. The most common strains causing ehrlichiosis are tested with TIC-KIT; Ehrlichia chaffeensi, E. ewengii, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Babesia species:
Babesia is a parasite of the blood that causes a hemolytic (destruction of red blood cell membranes) disease known as babesiosis. The parasite is sometimes associated with Lyme disease. Over 100 species of Babesia have been identified, but only those tested with TIC-KIT (B. microti, B. divergens and the European form Babesia sp. EU) have been documented as harmful in humans.