About PA Tick Research Lab
PA Tick Research Lab is a university-affiliated lab based in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania that is dedicated to providing fast, highly rated, laboratory-quality tick testing to people in high-risk areas for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases nationwide.
We offer qPCR-based tick testing that is 99.9% accurate and can detect the presence of 18 pathogens that cause diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichiosis, Tularemia, B. miyamotoi, Mycoplasmosis, Southern Tick-Associated Rash illness, and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever.
Unlike traditional laboratories’ complicated test requisition forms, PA Tick Research Lab has a simple, easy to use interface for ordering tick tests. Just order your tests, mail your tick to our East Stroudsburg laboratory, and your results will be ready within 24-72 hours of lab receipt - guaranteed. Got a tick? Get started now!
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Nicole Chinnici is the laboratory director of the Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, home of the PA Tick Research Lab. Nicole is a certified wildlife forensic scientist with six years of research experience overseeing and conducting tick testing and analyses.
Nicole first became involved in tickborne disease research while working as a graduate student at ESU. Since, Nicole has used her knowledge of genetics and qPCR to explore and identify pathogens within ticks. With this application and technology, one can utilize tick testing as a means for early detection to the exposure of diseases by a tick bite.
Samantha Pelletier is the laboratory manager at the PA Tick Research Laboratory. She will be conducting and overseeing the tick testing process, from tick identification, through testing, and reporting your results.
Sam graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2017 and has since been employed at theNortheast Wildlife DNA Laboratory. She has two years of research experience performing tick testing, as well as tickborne disease and wildlife research. Sam is an avid outdoor enthusiast with tons of knowledge on tick prevention and safety.
Elizabeth Barcellona is the research assistant at the PA Tick Research Laboratory. She will be conducting the tick testing process, from tick identification, through testing, and reporting your results. Additionally, she will be overseeing and managing the tick testing website for data collection, analysis, and publication of diseases in Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth graduated from East Stroudsburg University with her Masters in Biology and has since been employed at the Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory. She has one year of research experience performing tick testing, as well as tick-borne disease and wildlife research with three years of scientific research experience overall. Elizabeth develops content for educational literature regarding tick ecology and tick-borne diseases to provide you with the latest research on all things ticks.